Berlin hosts the capital’s first international garden exhibition from 13 April to 15 October 2017 in a 104-hectare area. Green urban spaces and ecological culture will be examined in numerous ways in Marzahn-Hellersdorf. The heart of the 2107 Berlin IGA consists of what are internationally known as the “Gardens of the World”, where different examples of gardens will be presented, such as the English Landscape Garden with a cottage, as well as fascinating water gardens and hanging gardens from the best landscape architects from the five continents.
The exhibition includes a modern visitors centre providing information and acting as the meeting point for the constantly increasing number of visitors. Games and interactive areas for visitors of all ages will complete the experience in special theme areas. Tom Schlotfeldt has designed a dynamic and coloured lighting system for the “Cloud Copse”, a structure that is the reference point for the breath-taking view over the area of the IGA, but also for the innovative engineering solutions employed for its construction. It consists of around 170 structural steel nodes, a translucent membrane which sits on slim steel posts, which are arranged irregularly like tree trunks in a copse.
The lighting has been designed in collaboration with the architect Ripke and is based on products of the Linealuce Compact series, both RGBW and Tunable White, managed by Master Pro with a DMX protocol, to provide a reference point also at night through a coloured and dynamic lighting effect.
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