The light structure that is the main element at Hafencity Universität Station is 135 meters long and is surrounded by steel walls, which create a genuinely futuristic feel to the station. And, each one of the wall panels has been individually treated, so each one of them is unique.
The colourful Hafencity Universität Station
Once you leave your train, you will really feel like you’re somewhere new. Above the platform, there are large containers that hover above the heads of everyone that leaves the trains there. They change colours and, as we said above, interpret the mood of the area. Also, they vary based on the season of the year and the weather!
According to our research on the Hafencity Universität Station, the twelve containers can light up asynchronously and with different colours, making these light installations feel more organic.
So, the pictures that you can see here are not the only visual presentation of this station. It looks fantastic already but knowing that more than can be done with these lights makes everything more attractive. On public holidays and weekends, between 10 in the morning and 6 in the evening, light and music compositions are performed every full hour, creating a performance space out of the subway station. The light in the containers changes colour to match classical music.
It must be quite a beautiful experience, but we didn’t manage to see this since we passed by the station on a Tuesday afternoon. And, outside of these times, slow colour transitions take place, which looks impressive, as you can imagine from the pictures we are sharing here. Maybe, one day, we can even see the musical light show there!
If you are curious about seeing the light show at Hafencity Universität Station, you can follow the map below or take the U4 line in Hamburg, in the direction of U-Bahn Elbbrücken. The Hafencity is the second to last station on that line.
Suppose you are interested in reading more about subway stations. In that case, we have one about the Moscow subway, another about St. Petersburg and another one about the Ghost Stations that Berlin used to have.
Hafencity Universität Station
All the Colors of the Hafencity Universität Station in Hamburg
HafenCity Universität U-Bahn-Haltestelle
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