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Potsdamer Platz Panorama Staging

20 Years of Potsdamer Platz

The Potsdamer Platz is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and will become a total artwork in the context of the 14th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS! The large buildings with their elaborate large-scale projections will make this year a unique panorama staging and thus one of the highlights of this year’s festival.

The “World Championship of Projection Mapping” competition takes 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 will also be spectacularly lit up. The various light art objects play with the impressive facets of modern art.

4th World Championship of Projection Mapping“ at the Kollhoff-Tower

The International Festival of Lights Championship in Projection Mapping enters the fourth round. After the Brandenburg Gate, the TV tower and, last year, the Berlin Cathedral, the Kollhoff Tower at the Potsdamer Platz 1 is the venue for this important international competition. The result is an impressive show. In a ten-minute 3D video mapping, six international artists from six nations will demonstrate their creativity, their skills and their experience in a gigantic video mapping on the front of the Kollhoff Tower under the motto “New Dimension of Architecture” . In this 14th Festival of Lights, the well-known Berlin building becomes a 90 meter high and 10 meter wide screen. The Kollhoff Tower becomes the stage on which illusions fuse the past, present and future into a comprehensive experience for the audience. The winner is determined by the audience. Personal favourites can be selected by online voting on Vote is open until the 13th of October at 24 o’clock. The result will be announced on the last day of the festival.

Further illuminations at the Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz

As in previous years, the Pianosee and Alte Potsdamer Straße provide the stage for a special light spectacle. Water features and lights create a magical atmosphere on the Pianosee, reminiscent of the big shows in Las Vegas. This year, the artist group Lichtpiraten take over the creative design, their artworks have already been featured in Buenos Aires, Jerusalem and Hanoi. A touch of Canadian autumn can be felt on the boulevard Alte Potsdamer Straße, whose trees are bathed in warm autumn light. The video mapping “Aguaviva” in front of the Haus Huth shows a mysteriously beautiful woman’s face: its brilliant white surroundings contrast with a bright red of water lilies and carnations – and makes the “living water”, the translation of the Spanish title, even more mysterious and remote. A wonderful floor projection on Potsdamer Platz, large-screen projections on the building Eichhornstr. 3 and in front of the building Potsdamer Platz 1 complete the experience in this part of town.

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