On July 20th, 2019 in Illertissen, Germany, after a year of construction the Sparkassen Arena DAV Climbing Center opened. This international competition level climbing structure is around 65 ft in height and has over 90 climbing routes on 8,611 square feet of climbing surface.
LIGMAN Germany delivered the entire lighting solution that met a specific and challenging client brief: A solution ensuring the structure meets World Cup level requirements of 30 footcandles with high uniformity and no glare for either the climbers or belayer whom control the ropes and no mounting of fixtures allowed anywhere on the wall surfaces or the surface under the crown canopy.
Supporting these clusters are a series of additional ODESSA spotlights mounted on the extremities of the crown canopy to cover the top of the structure with angled downlighting, which again minimizes any shadow issues for climbers at the final stages of their ascents. The project was comprised of 63 ODESSA floodlights, clusters of 6 or 8 floodlights on 6 custom poles and an additional 19 ODESSA floodlights mounted around the crown canopy, with the addition of the LIGMAN VEKTER illuminating the new clubhouse.