Light Concept for Spinning Machine Factory Chemnitz

Light Concept for Spinning Machine Factory Chemnitz

Lighting concept and lighting master plan for a historic industrial monument

In the Chemnitz Spinning mill building, where about 2,200 people worked in GDR times, more and more smaller companies have been settling for several years, using the old industrial halls as open spaces, workshops or storage rooms. The future lighting situation is intended to remove the current anxiety-inducing spaces caused in part, by darkness. Which were created by the missing scattered light, of the former 24-hours-a-day-illuminated industrial halls. To support a long-term and sustainable development of the partially listed building complex, towards a lively and actively used area, Ruairí O’Brien.Lichtdesign was commissioned by the city of Chemnitz to develop a lighting concept that does justice to the many new possible uses.

The lighting grasps the historical lighting situation while at the same time taking into account current lighting requirements. The industrial heritage value of the building ensemble remains tangible even after dark. With the help of a sustainable lighting concept consisting of energy-saving, reduced lighting that avoids unnecessary light emissions, visitors are intuitively guided to the site. The realization upon the whole area of the spinning mill building in old Chemnitz can be done step by step in the next years, as various intermediate scenarios have already been considered in the lighting concept.

The lighting concept for the spinning mill building was developed within the framework of the EU project “URBACT 2nd Chance”, with the help of which the large old factory complex of the spinning mill building old Chemnitz is to be reawakened.

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