Potsdamer Platz Panorama Staging
The Potsdamer Platz was celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 and became a total artwork in the context of the 14th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS! The large buildings with their elaborate large-scale projections transformed into an unique panorama staging and became one of the highlights of this year’s festival edition.
The “World Championship of Projection Mapping” competition took place on the Kollhoff Tower, in the middle of Potsdamer Platz. The Forum Tower, the BahnTower, the Ritz Carlton, the P5 and the Canadian Embassy also spectacularly lit up. The various light art objects played with the impressive facets of modern art.
4th World Championship of Projection Mapping“ at the Kollhoff-Tower
Further illuminations at the Potsdamer Platz
As in previous years, the Pianosee and Alte Potsdamer Straße provided the stage for a special light spectacle. Water features and lights created a magical atmosphere on the Pianosee, reminiscent of the big shows in Las Vegas. This year, the artist group Lichtpiraten took over the creative design, their artworks have already been featured in Buenos Aires, Jerusalem and Hanoi. A touch of Canadian autumn could be felt on the boulevard Alte Potsdamer Straße, where trees were bathed in warm autumn light. The video mapping “Aguaviva” in front of the Haus Huth showed a mysteriously beautiful woman’s face: its brilliant white surroundings contrast with a bright red of water lilies and carnations – and made the “living water”, the translation of the Spanish title, even more mysterious. The wonderful floor projection on Potsdamer Platz, the large-screen projections on the building Eichhornstr. 3 and in front of the building Potsdamer Platz 1 completed the experience at Potsdamer Platz
The complete Video Mapping Show:
20 years Potsdamer Platz was presented by: