Dynamic ceiling of light for Stuttgart’s Milaneo

A new shopping mall on Mailänder Platz is causing a stir in downtown Stuttgart. A lively district has been created on the site of the former freight yard: the Milaneo is home to 200 shops that share around 43,000 square metres under one roof. An organically shaped light sculpture made of X-LED by Carl Stahl floats above the buzz of activity. With dynamic changes of colour, almost 10,000 LED dots provide just the right light atmosphere and fascinating effects.

The spacious architecture, generous inner courtyards and Mediterranean atmosphere of the Milaneo constitute the open invitation to stroll around and enjoy a new shopping world. ECE, Europe’s market leader in shopping centre management, commissioned the experts at Carl Stahl to provide the unique light ceiling using the innovative LED light module system X-LED. The ingenious system with its lightweight structure and the brilliance of 16.5 million colours spans the space. An area of 480 square metres is the stage for impressive illuminations.

Around 8,000 downlights developed in collaboration with Insta and 1,600 uplights make for individual light moods and thrilling effects. The five SMD LEDs of the individually controllable, dimmable LED dots are arranged in a star formation to ensure the optimum light mix. The dot housings were also specially powder-coated in concrete grey. X-TEND, the delicate stainless steel cable mesh by the specialists from Süßen, forms the base system.

What’s more, the light installation with X-LED is extremely maintenance-friendly. Each individual LED dot can be replaced singly. When it comes to building technology maintenance and cleaning the rooflights, individual strips of mesh, 1.6 metres wide, can simply be taken down. In a record time of just three weeks, the assembly team from Carl Stahl set up the unique LED mesh construction.