Reference Schloss Freudenstein

Reference Schloss Freudenstein

Multifunctional lighting fixtures merge the past and present with precision

In Schloss Freudenstein, a 500-year old castle in the city of Freiberg in Saxony, Germany, the past and the present have come together impressively. Discreetly, multifunctional outdoor luminaires produced by Hess embellish the imposing atmosphere while guaranteeing the safety of visitors during open-air events on the castle's grounds.

Multifunctional lighting fixtures merge the past and present with precision

Birgit Hammer, the landscape architect from Berlin who conceived the plan, received Germany's landscape architecture prize in 2011 for the project's landscape design. The Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten (BDLA), the association of German landscape architects, issues the award every two years. This year, the jury of seven, headed by Andrea Gebhard, president of the BDLA were of one mind: "Birgit Hammer's design of both courtyards and the moat exhibited a clear understanding and feel for the unique character of the stone architecture, the content housed in the new museum and the dimensions of both courtyards."

Tailor-made general, emergency and effect lighting

In the evening, the 2,000-square-metre Neuer Schlosshof acquires an impressive atmosphere. By means of the artificial light, the stone crystals and the facades take on plasticity. A very sophisticated lighting concept makes this possible. "To keep the plaza area as free as possible for the diverse cultural events held there, it was necessary to have a minimum number of luminaires, installed as closely to the walls as practicable," says Hammer, explaining the challenging objective. Hess AG was able to meet the challenge with its City Elements, whose multifunctional capacity makes perfectly matching lighting solutions possible.

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