Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger
Schillerstraße 94, D–10625 Berlin
T +49(0)30 315712 -0 F -29

Kunstwerke Berlin Temporary Arrangement of the Entrance Situation

The proposal for a temporary entrance responds to program  with the goal of overcoming the ambiguity of the existing entrance condition. The expectation is to resolve this by providing a continuous identity for the Kunstwerke: "NOW ON VIEW"

It adjusts itself to the existing spatial geometry of the passage while retaining it’s own identity. Although the piece is both physical and transparent, artificial light transforms it into an atmospheric, immaterial condition. Both these qualities and its ephemerality characterize an experience of it.

The  surface construction for the installation consists of 60 to 70 mm diameter glass tubes with a tube thickness of 3 to 5 mm. These extrutions are available in lengths up to 3 meters. These tubes are cut to length as required and combined with standard fluorescent lamps, which are inserted, into them. They are available in 10-cm progressive lengths and can be linked together allowing multiple serial electrical wiring. The tube-lights form a continuous spiral with an entire length of 750 meters. The adjustable fasteners for the tubes are transparent plastic clips, so they disappear when the lights are activated.

Project Information

Architects — Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger in cooperation with Heide von Beckerath, Berlin, Tim Heide, Verena von Beckerath


Team Design — Phillip Heidemann, Jens Weßel, Kent Wu, Yen Sun Kim


Light Planer

Dinnebier Licht