On the former site of the Ludwig-Maximilian University between the Sophienstrasse and Karlstrasse, an architectural ensemble was constructed consisting of a luxury hotel, two office buildings, and high-class apartments. Kardorff Ingenieure designed the lighting for the entire grounds and all publicly accessible interior spaces, entrances, and underground parking areas.
The office building designed by Steidle Architekten is leased to the publisher Condé Nast; the one designed by Hilmer & Sattler und Albrecht is leased by Ernst & Young.
The luxurious lofts are entered through impressive entryways. Visible pendant and wall luminaires significantly shape the elegant setting.
Urban Space +
The construction project gives new definition to the urban space. Across from the botanical gardens, a sensitive integration of the light was called for.
LED uplights are embedded in the rectangular windows and create a gentle light that late at night forms a subtle cube of light.
Each entryway is individually illuminated. Visible pendant, wall, and bollard luminaires delineate the specific points of the entrance.
A harmonious integration into the surrounding structures was achieved through suitable levels of illumination and formally adapted lighting fixtures. A new cylindrical top piece was developed for the traditional lantern post used in Munich.
Underground Parking +
The entrances to the underground garages, offices and residential units are carefully illuminated. Each entryway is marked by a light pole.
Luminaires appropriate to the particular architectural style have been designed for the staircases.
Artificial Light +
The lantern post tops, like a number of other custom-designed luminaires, were developed by us for this complex construction project.
Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung