The German Lighting Design Award is the prize for outstanding lighting projects. In the Neuzelle Monastery’s Museum Himmlisches Theater, the Berlin lighting designer Konzeptlicht lighting solutions GmbH created a remarkable lighting concept which the panel of judges awarded the Lighting Design Award 2017 in the Museum category.
With its Passion depictions of the Holy Grave, the Brandenburg Neuzelle Monastery is the custodian for works of art that are unique throughout Europe. In 15 scenes and five stage sets, the works illustrate the biblical events of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is a theme that thrives on light and shade.
In close co-ordination with the preservation of historical monuments authority, restorers and the museum planners, the designers created a lighting concept that both enhances the historic character of the building and meets every requirement placed on the lighting.
Più alto spotlights with a special fitting cast beams of light onto the vaulted ceilings whilst LED strips provide the pillars with diffuse lighting.
They furnish optimum lighting on every level of the backdrop. In addition, different light scenes can be conjured up by light control, including one based on historical lighting conditions which imbues the space with a special authenticity.
In this way the designers, in close co-ordination with the museum management, created moods which, through different light colours and the option of reducing or increasing light intensities, can be individually controlled and relate directly to the biblical depictions.