Lighting concept, Olympiahalle Munich

Project duration from 2012 to 2025

SWM Services GmbH

Munich, DE

Technical specifications

  • TGA construction costs, total: €300,000
  • LPH 8 services: Electrical engineering / lighting gantry
  • Technical details:
    Renovation work
    Development of a separate glass-fibre network
    Controlled LED lighting concept, dependent on external light
    Listed building

The Olympiahalle in Munich was built for the Olympic Games in 1972. Today, it is a venue location for a vast array of large-scale events. As part of the renovation work over the last few years, a new, flexibly adaptable LED lighting concept was installed in this arena. OBERMEYER played a big role in the development and implementation of this system.

In addition to the permanently installed lighting for the building, external event organisers mostly tend to use their own lighting equipment. The new lighting concept should be correspondingly flexible. In addition, great emphasis was placed on energy efficiency and long-term usability. Since this building, with its characteristic tented roof, has listed status, compliance with a few extra stipulations is required.

Together with Munich-based lighting planner Prof. Michael Schmidt, OBERMEYER developed a LED lighting concept controlled by a separate glass-fibre network that is dependent on ambient light and that provides an optimum solution for sports fixtures and for large public events.

In time for the official opening, nine large halogen metal vapour lamps (HQI) were used for ‘television lighting’ on the lighting gantries above the podium. Today, there are 60 individually operated spotlights (there were 155 prior to renovation) on the lighting gantry, although these deliver a lighting current of 210,000 lumen and a lighting intensity of 5,700 Kelvin (daylight white).

The lighting gantries have been reactivated, equipped with 40 new 2000 Watt LED luminaires with full redundancy, each individually controllable by DMX system technology.

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