Lighting concept for the market square
The new market square lighting in Freiberg broke new ground in lighting design in urban development. The unique light poles, specially designed for the historic Obermarkt Freiberg, combine the technically functional object with the artistic light sculpture in their own duality.
Innovative technology meets contemporary architecture, art meets science. In addition to illuminating the market square in the evening, the light poles (reflector system) can also be individually controlled or dimmed depending on the need for use in the public space. During the day, dichroic glasses in the upper mast act in a solar-geometric play with the sun, immersing the market square in a subtle, lively play of colour. This work of light and architecture, tailor-made for the historic Obermarkt, is complemented by the illumination of the historic Otto fountain, the listed façade of the town hall, as well as the water features and the unique granite seating furniture, also designed for the Obermarkt, which invite visitors to linger on the prestigious market square.
The lighting of Freiberg’s Upper Market was nominated for elisa – the Energy Efficiency Award of Saxony 2014. With the nomination, the lighting of Freiberg’s Upper Market was distinguished by the expert jury as a practical example and highlighted as a multipliable, proven, sustainable as well as efficient example of Saxony or for Saxony as a corresponding incentive for energy-efficient solutions.