Porsche Museum, Stuttgart

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, with an exhibition area of 5,600 square meters, opened in 2009 and receives up to 500,000 visitors a year. The task for the planners was to adapt the lighting to the current state of the art and at the same time find an optimal solution for the changed usage requirements of the museum. On the one hand, the lighting quality and efficiency of the entire exhibition were to be decisively improved. On the other hand, flexible, rapid adjustment of the lighting to changes in the exhibition should be made possible.

Time period11/2017 until 05/2021ContractorPorsche AGClientNIYU GmbHArchitectDelugan MeisslServicesArtificial lighting design, lighting control, luminaire developmentArea GFA5.600 qm

Nominated in the category Redevelopment

Because of the high ceilings and the difficulty of accessing the luminaires in a rigid ceiling grid, with 275 cone-shaped recesses, these lighting changes required a great deal of time in previous years and yet often produced unsatisfactory results.

The analysis of the project resulted in a new lighting concept that combines the different requirements while implementing an optimal realization of the user’s interests and needs in a technically complex concept. For this purpose, according to the specifications of the lighting designers, an innovative track spotlight was developed, which has a motorized 16-bit positioning and a motorized zoom of 15-35°, allowing a high flexibility of the lighting.

A total of 565 movable and 275 fixed track spotlights illuminate the new exhibition. All luminaires are controlled by the DMX protocol. This means that the new lighting system can be individually and flexibly adjusted to a constantly changing exhibition. The color rendering as well as the illumination of the vehicles have been decisively improved. All luminaires can be dimmed and switched in groups or individually.