Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa

 

The German Lighting Design Prize 2011 was awarded in Cologne on 5th May 2011. The lighting design for the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban was awarded first prize in the International Project category. The lighting design was the work of the lighting-design firm Conceptlicht.

The German Lighting Design Prize 2011 was awarded in Cologne on 5th May 2011. The lighting design for the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban was awarded first prize in the International Project category. The lighting design was the work of the lighting-design firm Conceptlicht of Traunreut.

Background explanation:
The aim was for the Moses Mabhida Stadium project in South Africa to be notable for its clarity of lighting design.

Fluorescent lights giving a neutral white light were selected to illuminate the roof, as using spots as a lighting source would have created a busy roofscape as a result of the folds in the roof. The emission geometry was arranged so that no stray emissions should escape either in the exterior or the interior. So as to achieve an even distribution of light over the area of the roof, the entire area to be lit was divided up among three lighting strips with overlapping areas of irradiation.

The approx.  6m-tall exteriors of the arch are lit with LED strips. The LED strips are housed in the structure in such a way that the lighting sources themselves remain out of sight to visitors. They are controlled via a DMX interface, so that dynamic lighting effects can be generated.

The Project in Detail
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa

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