Osram Sets a Highlight in the Munich Subway


Lighting concept Marienplatz

Osram supplies an innovative LED solution for a renovated mezzanine floor at Marienplatz

The newly designed intermediate storey of the Marienplatz subway and metro station in Munich, Germany was inaugurated this Monday. The concept drawn up by the architects Allmann Sattler Wappner and the lighting designer Ingo Maurer gives the subterranean mezzanine a bright, clearly arranged and customer-friendly appearance following a construction period of three and a half years. Up to 200,000 passengers enter this traffic node daily, following modernisation by the Munich municipal authorities (SWM) and the Munich transport company (MVG). An essential element of the design is the orange-red light ceiling installed in the central ticket hall, where more than 1,000 Osram light lines have been installed for illumination.

The ceiling in the central area of the mezzanine level has been clad in orange-red, lightly reflective ceiling plates that give the complete space a larger appearance. 1,062 specially developed LED light lines in various lengths and configurations have been flush-installed into the ceiling to illuminate the space, creating highly diverse patterning and a pleasant atmosphere. In addition, more than 100 planar spots (wallwashers) with LED technology provide uniform lighting for the signage.

"The upgrade has created a modern and very distinctive space in the heart of the city – we're very pleased indeed to have carried out Ingo Maurer's lighting concept using our innovative LED solutions," stated Dr. Eladia Pulido, CEO of Osram Lighting Solutions.

Marienplatz is one of the central squares in the Bavarian provincial capital, located in the centre of the pedestrian zone. As a stop for up to 200,000 passengers boarding or leaving trains every day as well as up to 750 subway trains and more than 900 suburban trains, the square is one of the most important connecting stations in Munich's public traffic system. The mezzanine, with a floor area of more than 4,200 m², is the uppermost of four subterranean levels and provides access to the subjacent subway and district platforms. In addition, the location now also accommodates various shops and service facilities, including the customer centres of the MVG, the SWM and the telecommunication provider M-net.

The following link contains an image gallery with the mezzanine level at Marienplatz immediately prior to renovation:http://www.isarblog.de/marienplatz-sperrengeschoss/

For a Munich Municipal Authorities press release about the topic, see: www.swm.de/presse and www.mvg.de.


OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has around 34,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of more than €5.1 billion in fiscal 2014 (ended September 30). The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013 (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; Trading symbol: OSR).
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