Located in the former approach path of Tempelhof Airport, an attractive ensemble offering space for creativity, culture and multidisciplinary networking has emerged, consisting of two buildings, the “Spore Initiative” and the “Haus des gemeinnützigen Journalismus” (House of Non-profit Journalism), designed by AFF Architekten.

The Spore Initiative considers itself a center for global Earthbound projects, dedicated to ecological change and committed to the promotion of cultural experiences. With this building, the client Schöpflin Foundation wants to offer a meeting place that facilitates dialogue and a lively network, as well as acting as a public arena. With its cafeteria, library, auditorium, art exhibition space, apartments for artists and authors, seminar and project rooms, as well as production workshops, the Spore Initiative offers a diverse and high-quality program.

We were responsible for the lighting design in the public areas of the ground floor at House Spore, as well as for the exhibition area on the first floor. The integrated lighting concept underlines the open character of the sculptural, clear-cut architecture with differentiated lighting atmospheres and promotes the didactic and aesthetic experience inside the multi-use spaces.