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    Revealing

    the Building

    Palace Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria

     

    See how Podpod designed the lighting for the vestibule, staircases and façade.

    Top staircase Podpod lighting © Palais Liechtenstein GmbH  Jansenberger photografiedesign

    The
    luminaires

    were all positioned on the cornices."

     

    Michael and Iris Podgorschek, Podpod Design

    Top staircase Podpod lighting © Palais Liechtenstein GmbH  Jansenberger photografiedesign

    Customer challenge

     

    “The lighting solution for the baroque staircase was not straightforward,” explained podpod design.

    “The lighting solution for the baroque staircase was not straightforward,” explained podpod design.
    “The lighting solution for the baroque staircase was not straightforward,” explained podpod design.
    Top staircase Podpod lighting © Palais Liechtenstein GmbH  Jansenberger photografiedesign

    The right lighting


    The Liechtenstein City Palace (Palais Liechtenstein) is located behind the Burgtheater, next to the Embassy of Liechtenstein. It is not as well known as its big brother, the Liechtenstein Garden Palace (Gartenpalais Liechtenstein) with its extensive gardens. There were plans to turn the City Palace into a museum as well, but in the end it was decided to open it to the public for guided tours, concerts and other events on a temporary basis only.
     

    The architectural history of the building is most interesting. Having started out as a baroque structure, it has been almost completely redesigned in an opulent and ornate neo-rococo style, and is full of contemporary high-tech innovations such as a ventilation system, a multi-channel communication system, flexible walls and doors, and much more besides.
     

    In 2009, podpod design was invited to design the lighting for the vestibule, the staircase, the representational rooms and the façade. “The lighting solution for the baroque staircase was not straightforward because this is such a complex and interfolded space with numerous openings and axes of view in all directions,” explained Michael and Iris Podgorschek of podpod design. “The luminaires were all positioned on the cornices. Louvered MASTERColour downlights were used for the general lighting, with LED linear floodlights and LED spots being used to illuminate the vaults and the numerous sculptures.”

    • MASTERColour CDM-T Evolution
      MASTERColour CDM-T Evolution
      Single-ended, highest-efficiency, longest-life Ceramic Metal Halide discharge lamp producing crisp white sparkling light with high color rendering

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