Winner Lightiing Project 2014
World Interiors News Annual Award

Award of Merit 2013
IES Illumination Awards
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

    Winner Lighting Design und People's choice Award 2013
AZ Awards
Azure Magazine, Canada

    Winner jury award daylight 2013
Der Deutsche Lichtdesign-Preis

Winner Silver (Cultural) 2012
illumni infinity Awards

Architects:   schneider+schumacher Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main
Client:   Städelsches Kunstinstitut
Occupant:   Städelsches Kunstinstitut
Completion:   2012
Project size:   4,100 sqm
Overall building budget:   52 million euros
Lighting budget:   1.8 million euros
Photos:   Norbert Miguletz 1-7
    Andrea Flak 8





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Brightly lit garden halls: Extension to the Städel Museum in Frankfurt

With an additional building for the presentation of contemporary art, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt has received the largest content-related and architectural extension in its history of almost 200 years.

The Frankfurt-based architects schneider+schumacher have created about 3.000 sqm of new exhibition space below the Städel garden. 195 circular skylights with diameters ranging from 1,5m to 2,7 metres perforate the slighty vaulted ceiling of the underground exhibition space.

The skylights are equipped with a complex system of horizontal, movable screens. Various daylight reduction layers up to a complete black-out are controlled according to the desired daylight amounts by an intelligent control technology. LEDs of two colour temperatures mounted in the perimeter of the skylights are activated as daylight fades and provide for general illumination of the space at night time. Facing the interior, the skylights are covered with a fabric material that is diaphanous and allows the visitor to sense the sky conditions.

Additionally, projectors can be applied in the skylights supplying an accentuating illumination. The monitoring of sky conditions is achieved by exterior sensors, which communicate that sensors in the interior space and is readjusted via nominal values according to the use of the space.

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