Upper market Freiberg
Lighting concept for the marketplace lighting
The new marketplace lighting in Freiberg broke new ground in urban lighting design. The unique light poles, specially designed for the historic Obermarkt Freiberg, combine in their own duality the technically functional object with the artistic light sculpture.
Innovative technology meets contemporary architecture, art meets science here. In addition to illuminating the marketplace 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 marketplace in a subtle, vibrant play of color. The light-architectural work of art tailor-made for the historic Obermarkt is completed 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 the Obermarkt Freiberg was nominated for elisa – the Energy Efficiency Award Saxony 2014. With the nomination, the lighting of the Obermarkt Freiberg 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.