X-LED for the facade design at the port of Kiel

The products from Carl Stahl Architektur not only provide high-quality fall protection. In addition, they enable outstanding design. An example of this is X-LED. Numerous LED dots are installed on a support structure. This consists of rails, stainless steel cables or stainless steel mesh, as required. This can be used to achieve very interesting lighting effects. This technology was used, for example, in the facade design of the shore power plant at the Port of Kiel.

Shore power plant at the Port of Kiel for an environmentally friendly power supply

The new shore power plant supplies the ships in the port with green electricity. This makes it possible to dispense with marine diesel for the energy supply during lay times. This reduces the pollutant emissions on site and also helps to achieve the climate protection goals. This concept is an important part of the implementation of the plan to become the most ecological port in Europe. In order to draw attention to the project, the shore power plant was given an LED facade that can be seen from afar.

Outstanding facade design

The building of the shore power plant received an LED area with a size of about 340 m². Around 12,000 LED dots are built into it. These are RGB LEDs, which means that a colored design is possible. All LEDs can be controlled individually. This makes it possible to create a variety of video and color dynamic contents. The pixel density is higher in the central area in order to enable a higher resolution. In contrast, it decreases in the edge areas.

LED light module system: the technical characteristics

The LED light module system is installed behind perforated metal panels. These ensure a very appealing facade design even in daylight when the LED lights are not activated. Between 16 and 210 light points are integrated into the individual panels. The pixel pitch is around 100, 200 or 400 mm, depending on the 8 different panel designs.

Strong partners for high quality implementation

Carl Stahl Architektur realized this project in cooperation with the companies TRILUX Cologne and the lighting designers TEAMLICHT Hamburg.