The Oskar-von-Miller tower is used by the world-renowned Technische Universität München to obtain precise weather data and conduct meteorological research. In October 2010, a team of top architects and lighting designers were hired to develop a solution to transform the soaring tower into a signature landmark and communication tool. When the originally-planned illumination systems were unable to meet the demands and challenges presented by the Oskar-von-Miller Tower transformation, the team turned to Traxon & e:cue for a dynamic lighting solution. 25 Traxon Dot XL-3 RGB systems and 23 Traxon String RGB systems, resulting in a total of more than 5,000 pixels of light, were paired with 16 e:cue Butlers and a Lighting Control Engine (LCE) to successfully solve the visibility, precision, budgetary, and timeline challenges posed by the project.
The university’s logo now shines crisply in RGB at the top of the Oskar-von-Miller Tower, and on the lower portion of the tower, live data collected from the advanced instruments now educates passersby; the changing weather data is remotely input and managed, ensuring the ease of regular updates.