Pfarre Lighting design: Hamburg subway station

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The Munich-based firm Pfarre Lighting design has made it: the hafencity university subway station’ in Hamburg was reinvented by this studio.

A junction of the exterior’s materials, textures, lights and characteristics: that’s what resumes this subterranean project.

Inspired in the harbor and the industrial nature that accompanies, the concept arised from the use of steel, light, color and reflection. The dinamic ambiance is created by hanging metal boxes which are really heavy (weighing six tons each and with the exact dimensions of a standard shipping container) in repetition over the middle of the platforms.

280 individual RGB LED emitters lighting in each capsule through the rhe translucent panels.

The colors can be coordinated by different sections in each free-hanging unit or an entire set and can change to signal the arrival or departure of trains, synchronize with the seasons or simply create a magic environment.

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The underground is magically illuminated by hanging lighting boxes

hamburg subway

Boxes are made of steel frames and translucent panels 

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 Images capted by Markus Tollhopf

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Incredible lighting effects

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