The 2013 German Prize for Lighting Design in the category External Lighting was awarded to Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung: The commercial building at Friedrichstrasse 40 closes the last gap in the urban axis. The project was also recognized with the distinction "best architects 12".
The office building F40 is highly visible at night along the Friedrichstrasse.
The lighting design accentuates the protruding and receding elements of the glass facade: this is possible with a spatial depth effect created by interior Illumination directly behind the facade.
Artificial Light +
The position of the luminaires and the overall visual appearance were designed so that there is neither glare within the rooms, nor the possibility of directly looking into the lights from below.
The linear LEDs are set flush to the facade’s surface resulting in a focused, spot-beaming distribution of light.