Since I will attend the Light + Building Fair Tomorrow in Frankfurt, now, I look back at the event I attanded in 2016.
The Light+Building 2016 trade fair in Frankfurt Messe was accompanied by the 8th Luminale Lighting Culture Biennale. This event is unique because it is organised for both experts and the non-professional public.
I’ve arrived at around 2 pm on 15th March to Messe Frankfurt. [I’ve spent there only a half a day only]. Since the building complex of the Messe is constituted of at least 11 large halls on a huge area, there was easier to stay in one conference room for the whole afternoon and not to spent much time with moving to different halls.
I attended on three presentations organised by the Federation of International Lighting Designers (FILD). This, one day event, titled by ‘Seeing light, Understanding light!’ , was about emotions, moods and wellbeing influenced by lighting. To understand the relationship between humans and the light, first of all, professionals need to understand how light works, then, this knowledge can be integrated into our design work.
First presentation was about ‘ Buildings and spaces defined by luminance’ and held by Frank Vetter from Munich.
About the second one: ‘Light and emotions’ , held by Reinhard Vedder.
Here are the design work of Mr. Vedder which was presented on the conference:
1 ) ALLIANZ Arena, Munich
The arena facade is constructed of 2,874 ETFE-foil air panels… The panels are lit for each game with the colours of the respective home team—red for Bayern Munich, blue for TSV and white for the German national football team. White is also used when the stadium is a neutral venue, like the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final. Other colours or multicolour or interchanging lighting schemes are theoretically possible.
With electricity costs for the light of about 50 Euros (75 USD) per hour only, the construction evolved such luminosity that in clear nights the stadium can easily be spotted even from Austrian mountain tops, e.g. from a distance of 50 miles (80 km). (Source wikipedia)
2) Molecular Imaging center, Abu Dhabi:
Mr. Vedder was also speaking about the importance of the lighting quality. He also explained why online shopping is still not as popular. Consumers go into shops where they see products in natural like lighting. The most popular effect is the snow white with the warm touch of the morning sun.
The third presentation, titled: “Back to the Future” , was about lighting of public places in cities. Focused more on the incorrect lighting solution in Dresden.
As an example, Mr. O’Brien showed his design work for the market place in Freiberg:
My photos from the 2016 event: