MK Illumination is excited to share the news that we will be helping the city of Stuttgart shine over the 2018 festive season.
Over the years, we’ve used festive decorative lighting to illumine Stuttgart’s Christmas market, fish market and Wasengelände (where the annual spring festival takes place), and in 2018, we will be creating 8 one-of-a-kind light sculptures, which will be placed around the anniversary column on Schlossplatz.
Each light sculpture will represent a well-known attraction, feature, institution or an aspect of the cultural heritage of the metropolitan area of Stuttgart: a Ferris Wheel represents the Cannstatter Volksfest, an Elephant represents the Wilhelma, and the television tower and funerary chapel (built by King William I as eternal proof of love for his late wife Katharina and considered one of the most romantic spots in the country) will represent their real-life counterparts. Musical fans will be enchanted to see representations of Anastasia and Aladdin, and car-lovers will be dazzled by the 3D SL 300 and Porsche 911, the world-famous car models chosen to represent the Mercedes-Benz and the Porsche Museum.
The 3D works of light art will each feature thousands of long-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs, and every hour, on the hour, the lights in Schlossplatz will be turned off for a few minutes then slowly lit again, using state-of-the-art technology to create the impression that the sculptures are moving. The light show will be accompanied by music, resulting a unique audio-visual experience that will be a celebration of Stuttgart and the season.
City officials expect to see an increase in visitor numbers thanks to the new lights, which in turn should give local retail and tourism businesses a boost. Visitors to Stuttgart can enjoy the new 3D light sculpture and festive atmosphere from 28 November to 6 January. If you’re not able to get to Stuttgart this year, not to worry: the lights will be making a repeat appearance in 2019 and 2020, as they are planned to run for the next three festive seasons.
We can’t wait to see the final result and we’ll be sharing photos from the live lighting display in the coming months.