In Dresden, VW constructs its vehicles in a completely different way: in a production site made of glass visible to all. The light behind the transparent facades puts the production process on stage. Reflectors shine warm-toned, glare-free light
directly on the high-quality industrial workplaces with studio character and, at the same time, avoid any exterior light emission to protect the adjacent nature park. The light follows the route of the vehicles until handover to the customers. Stage lighting for performances and cultural events complements this
extraordinary presentation of the automobile.
The office workstations are arranged in the middle of the production area. Recessed luminaires with ring evolvent reflectors illuminate the working surfaces without glare and with soft, direct light.
The quality of the lighting is unique for industrial manufacturing. The highest possible working standard for building the most expensive VW automobile is complemented by the light.
Transparency had top priority regarding the lighting design. Precise classification of light color and lighting systems make the interior visible on the outside.
The photo shows how an ideal transparency is created without having to look into the light sources. Linear light fixtures are mounted in the corners of the staircase and shine only into the interior.
The entrance atrium serves a variety of uses. The light corresponds accordingly and supports the various protagonists.
The seating area is behind a sheet of light. The backlighting of a gauze fabric lends a casual air to the protective shield.
The projectors can be serviced without interrupting use. Along with the high quality of the lighting, the issues of maintenance and workplace safety stood in the foreground.
Lighting appropriate for television was designed for the cylinder. At the beginning, the television program “Literarisches Kabinett” was filmed here.
Artificial Light +
The light differentiates the various manufacturing steps and thus “explains” the production to the viewer. The production lines are illuminated through a reflector system. The complex lighting strategy was realized with free-form reflective surfaces.