LED Media Facade for Elbe Philharmonic Hall

The Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, Germany is completed and was officially inaugurated. At its entrance the visitors are welcomed by a 10 mm pixel pitch LED media façade of S[quadrat] GmbH. Nearly 700,000 black face SMD LEDs in customized housings cover the complete entrance wall.

The architects Herzog & de Meuron and the HOCHTIEF AG placed special demands on the desired LED wall in the entrance area of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. First of all, the whole wall surface, excluding the recesses for the passages and the ticket counter, should be equipped with LEDs. In order to achieve this, S[quadrat] GmbH developed three different pixel card sizes. Another indispensable desire were the Duraflon coated aluminum masks at the pixel cards. The Duraflon coating was sampled and approved by the architects and is a key design element that you can find at many different building components of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. What is more, there are certain fire protection measures for the LED display. Complying with the facility’s fire prevention regulations the pixel cards have the classification „V1“ according to DIN EN 60950. Therefore, in case of an inflammation by an external ignition source the fire spread is restricted to a small area and the fire will extinguish itself within less than 250 seconds. Additionally, the LED display is supplied with a temperature monitoring system, self-developed by S[quadrat] GmbH, to permanently monitor the various sectors and compare them with the predefined limit values. In case of an increase of temperature up to the defined automatic switch-off limit, the power supply of the concerned sector respectively the complete LED displays system will be switched off immediately.