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The Cradle

Düsseldorf, Germany
Artificial Lighting

HPP Architekten
INTERBODEN Innovative Gewerbewelten GmbH & Co. KG

The Cradle website

The lighting concepts two main objectives are an elegant, distinguished appearance at night and a maximum integration of the light elements. Discreet lighting for half of the triangular openings (all A’s, no V’s) in the façade was provided to underline its geometric and sculptural qualities in the night scene. In synch with the sustainable building philosophy small luminaires with a low lumen output were chosen. An intelligent and programmable control system enables each triangular A-module of the façade to be treated as a pixel. In this way, each luminaire can be driven to display smooth light transitions and abstract animations. By doing this, the image of this building through light in the evening can be perceived as static or as soft and slowly animated, sparkling like a precious jewel.