The former shipyard area Schiffbauergasse was extensively renovated by 2008. After the commissioning and establishment of the new cultural location, the deficits in the external image of the quarter were to be worked on. Thus, a lighting master plan was missing, which would bring together different approaches to lighting the entire ensemble. The aim of the lighting master plan is to examine the necessary technical and design lighting conditions and to offer lighting solutions that improve the attractiveness of the area in the evening and at night. The basic ideas for this lighting master plan are to reposition the urban district as a cultural and event location and to make its individual and lively character as a venue and open stage accessible also from adjacent street spaces. The concepts proposed in this study were developed together with the cultural workers of the city of Potsdam and the local tenants. The results should form the basis for further planning and implementation of the lighting in the coming years.