Initiator: Messe Frankfurt
Location: Frankfurt and Offenbach
Light + Building goes City! In evenings, Luminale bridges the gap between the city and the exhibition centre. Up to 200 lighting events transform Frankfurt into an international metropolis of light.
Amongst the highlights at Luminale are the light installation by Hartung & Trenz in St. Catherine's church (Katharinenkirche) on the Hauptwache and the audio-visual, kinetic light installation by Christopher Bauder in the Mousonturm theatre. In showrooms, galleries, museums, churches, stations, parks and in other, more unusual places, exhibitors at Light+Building, lighting designers, architects, artists and various initiatives and action groups will be presenting their innovative lighting projects at Luminale, the eighth Biennale of Lighting Culture.
The current programme booklet for Luminale 2016 can be downloaded from this website - www.luminale.de - from the beginning of March. It offers a comprehensive overview of the projects to be seen in Frankfurt am Main and Offenbach. The 'Luminale-Finder ' contains details of all the stops on the Luminale bus route, as well as descriptions, opening times and event timings for all the projects at the 8th Biennale of Lighting Culture.
EUR 25,000 for "Bauhaus goes Mondrian" by Robin Uber, Lighting Plan (Cologne)
The inspiration for this project came from the Bauhaus architecture of the 1930s. This style is marked by a modular approach to design. You can find it, too, in the then contemporary fashions in painting – in the de Stijl works of Piet Mondrian, for instance. They complement one another perfectly. With the help of modern LED technology, they are now brought together in a single visual experience. The many windows of the building provide the spatial framework for the lighting concept, involving different coloured surfaces – and the building is brought into the light of the 21st century world. The 'Bauhaus goes Mondrian' installation turns Mainova's transformer station in the Lübecker Strasse into a magnificently colourful composite picture.