Zumtobel has come up with special fluorescent tubes that have the same dimensions as the aluminium tubes and are part of the extravagant façade construction.
Photo © Zumtobel / Photograph: Jens Weber & Orla Conally Photographe
Zumtobel has developed "Light Tubes", a special luminaire that is integrated into the unique façade structure.
Photo © Zumtobel / Photograph: Jens Weber & Orla Conally Photographe
Eight years after the opening of the stadium, the WWK Arena in Augsburg is getting a new façade.
Photo © Zumtobel / Photograph: Jens Weber & Orla Conally Photographe

WWK Arena

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Location
Augsburg, Germany
Year
2017

For the impressive façade of WWK Arena, Zumtobel has developed “light tubes”, a special luminaire that is integrated into the unique façade structure, making it an architectural highlight.

The complex façade structure is made up of a combination of aluminium and fluorescent tubes, which are interwoven with each other and thus symbolise “enveloping the opponent”. Both elements are wrapped around three levels of the stadium like Mikado sticks. Depending on the distance between the tubes, a depth is created that seem more or less dense at places, depending on where they are.

Zumtobel took up the idea and vision of architects Bernhard & Kögl of a homogeneously luminous, oversized tube of light throughout the project and turned it into reality with the construction of the “light tubes”. These eight-metre-long so-called "light tubes" have a diameter of 20 centimetres and are equipped with IP67 RGB LED continuous rows. By integrating effect lighting into the façade, it can be illuminated in all possible colour variations and combinations, enabling a wide selection of colour variations to choose from.. One special challenge in the construction of the special luminaire was the need for the tubes to be integrated into the façade as a structural load-bearing element and had to be approved by the building authorities.

Competence Zumtobel
Special lighting solution

Project
WWK Arena

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