Special Daylight Award for the adidas Arena

17 September, 2021

The adidas Arena has been honored at the German Lighting Design Award 2021: the Arena’s lighting designers, Bartenbach, received the special daylight award for the lighting design of the Arena and the neighboring Cobe building on the adidas Campus in Herzogenaurach.

Behnisch Architekten and Bartenbach developed a sustainable and customized system for the facade of the adidas Arena that guarantees a high level of daylight utilization, reduces the heat load in the interiors and optimizes the intake of the winter sun. The fixed, exterior sunshade simultaneously ensures shading and views to the outside. Juror Prof. von Kardoff praised daylight planning as the supreme discipline of lighting design – since it intervenes in the facade and thus in the architect's work. Stefan Rappold was on site with Robert Müller from Bartenbach to receive the award.

We would like to thank Bartenbach, with whom we have enjoyed decades of trusting cooperation, for the successful collaboration and also offer our warmest congratulations on receiving the "Lighting Designer of the Year 2021" award.

You can watch the award ceremony here.