|Owner:||Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Abu Dhabi (AE)|
|Architect:||Aedas, Abu Dhabi (AE)|
|Electrical consultants:||Arup, London (UK)|
|Electrical installations:||BK Gulf, Dubai (AE)|
The Zumtobel lighting solution supports not only the resource-saving concept, but also fulfils the requirements for modern office lighting and accents the architecture. The efficient downlights PANOS INFINITY and the recessed luminaire SLOTLIGHT II, which were adapted to the architectural requirements of the ADIC, create a pleasant and communicative work atmosphere. The vertical installation of the SLOTLIGHT II in the ceilings produces the impression that the light is moving toward the centre of the cylindrical building, therefore accentuating a central design element of the architecture.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Credit Suisse AG, Zurich (CH)|
|Architect:||Stuecheli-Architekten AG, Zurich (CH)|
|Lighting design:||Reflexion AG, Zurich (CH)|
“The idea behind the smart working concept is that staff members no longer have their fixed personal workstation but choose the workstation that suits them best at any given moment.”
Markus Basler, Corporate Workplace Manager Credit Suisse
In this concept, the lighting plays a key role, as a pleasant room climate is extremely important for people's sense of well-being and productivity. In addition, according to the smart working concept, the flexible use of space anticipates the workplace of the future. Naturally, an inflexible lighting system integrated into the ceiling was not an option.
“For Credit Suisse, the focus is always on people. The use of LED technology is a clear goal, as it provides optimum lighting quality for staff members while meeting our high standards in terms of sustainability.”
Therefore a lighting solution had to be developed which was to be flexible, adjustable and also visually attractive while meeting high sustainability and energy efficiency standards. After all, the building was to comply with the Minergie P Eco standard. Moreover, Switzerland's so far largest Minergie P Eco building received the Watt d’Or 2013 – a prize awarded by the Swiss Federal Energy Agency for top performance with respect to energy.
“This Project is unique in terms of dimensions, but the interplay of design and new technology also makes it a beacon project. This achievement is owed primarily to the commitment of the people at Zumtobel and the project partners.”
The » SFERA free-standing LED luminaire with SWARMCONTROL was developed in cooperation with Credit Suisse on a partnership basis.
“Zumtobel’s power and commitment for this project eventually convinced us that we had found the right partner. After all, we wanted something completely new, something for which there was not yet a solution available on the market.”
Above all, the solution should be simple: one plug, one power cable, and pools of light created by the luminaires communicating with each other, which create a pleasant atmosphere for staff members, based on available daylight and the presence of office users. SFERA meets all these requirements perfectly: it provides adaptive light, which anticipates and intuitively adjusts to people's needs. This milestone in lighting technology has been made possible by combining SENSCONTROL III with innovative SWARMCONTROL technology.
SFERA free-standing LED luminaire
The combination of innovative SWARMCONTROL technology with SENSCONTROL III makes SFERA not only the perfect solution for Credit Suisse, but also meets numerous challenges involved in contemporary office concepts. It provides personalised lighting quality at each staff member's workstation and allows the greatest possible degree of flexibility even in situations when the arrangement of workstations in the office is changed.
SWARMCONTROL is based on two key functions – the corridor function and the presence-based function. The corridor function provides for safety and orientation. The luminaires are dimmed up successively thanks to a built-in presence detector, showing people their way to the workstation. At the workstation, the presence-based function ensures ideal lighting conditions with a mean illuminance level of up to 500 lx. Yet every staff member can adjust the lighting quantity at any time to suit his/her personal preferences. Via radio signals transmitted to the luminaire's neighbouring luminaires, a so-called light cloud is created that conjures up a pleasant atmosphere in the room. Over and above this, an ideal lighting situation is guaranteed that provides greater visual comfort for the various tasks to be fulfilled and has a positive impact on the staff members' performance.
No additional software is needed to configure the luminaires. Even if the workstations are rearranged, SWARMCONTROL can adjust the lighting to the changed situation.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Architect:||Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Milan (IT)|
|Lighting design:||Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Milan (IT)|
|Lighting technology:||Studio AS ingg Srl, Milan (IT)|
|Electrical installations:||Milani Giovanni & C. Srl, Osnago Lecco (IT)|
On an area of more than 67,000 m2 Zumtobel implemented a versatile lighting solution that not only saves energy and minimises maintenance, but also fulfils the high standards with respect to aesthetics and light quality. The solution provides a broad range of lighting functions: In the foyer, auditorium and skybar the architecture is masterfully enhanced to create a pleasant atmosphere, while ideal lighting conditions in the offices facilitate the diverse tasks performed there. Due to their comprehensive product portfolio Zumtobel were able to implement the right lighting solution for all areas of the facilities, including integration of a central emergency light control system, which not only ensures employee safety, but also contributes to the sustainable concept of the building through energy efficiency and user-friendly maintenance.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Google Headquarters, London (UK)|
|Architect:||Penson, London (UK)|
|Electrical installations:||Elite Electrical, London (UK)|
For the offices of the search engine giant, the London-based architecture and interior design studio Penson developed a completely new concept incorporating a combination of shrewd functions and some really clever and fresh thinking workplace strategies. The floors provide a mixture of different spaces and functions, ranging from a coffee lab, lounges, and a music studio, to plenty of very clever collaboration and working spaces. Most walls across the space are magnetic white board laminates, which allow scribbles across the entire floor. In addition to spacious areas for work and recreation, small nooks and crannies for people to use alone or in groups have also been provided.
The target this architectural masterpiece aims at is always the same: the space has to work around Google staff and not the other way round. The lighting concept had to follow the same principles: luminaires perfectly in line with the architecture and with the users’ requirements. Correspondingly, the lighting solution developed by Zumtobel creates workplace conditions in which people feel at ease as well as concentrated and motivated in their work – whether due to the soft lines of Ondaria circular luminaires in the conference rooms or the excellent quality of light provided by the LED downlights and light lines in the group and break rooms.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||British Land, London (GB)|
|Architect:||Arup Associates, London (GB)|
|Lighting design:||SAS International, Reading (GB); Stortford Interiors, Bishop’s Stortford (GB)|
|Lighting design:||SAS International, Reading (GB), Stortford Interiors, Bishop’s Stortford (GB)|
The three-dimensional, wave-shaped ceiling system has been developed jointly by Zumtobel and Arup Associates. The ceiling's illuminated, wave-shaped curves are made of white micro-perforated PPC sheet steel with an integrated acoustic pad. A transparent acrylic diffuser conceals individually controllable fluorescent lamps serving as direct/indirect sources of light. In addition, waveguide technology has been used to ensure very good glare control, providing balanced lighting with brilliant lighting quality.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||HDI Gerling AG, Hannover (DE)|
|Architect:||ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf (DE)|
|Lighting design:||Tropp Lighting Design GmbH, Weilheim (DE)|
|Electrical consultants:||ZWP Ingenieur-AG, Köln (DE)|
|Electrical installations:||Bauer Elektroanlagen GmbH, Halle (Saale) (DE)|
Artificial lighting solution for all task areas
The design brief for the office lighting concept developed through close liaison between Zumtobel, Tropp Lighting Design and the architects was to develop an aesthetically attractive, flexible, intelligently controllable and efficient lighting solution that had to work in all office premises without any supplementary luminaires. A total of 3,996 double-length ECOOS pendant luminaires positioned along the room axes were used. In combination with a modern lighting control unit, it is easy to add just the right amount of artificial lighting, as required. The fact that control units can be used in any office at any time to individually override pre-set automatic system actions was an essential factor in securing user acceptance.
Flexibility and energy efficiency even for future room configurations
Easy installation/removal of modular ECOOS pendant luminaires also creates the best basis for responding to any future changes in floor plan configurations such as dividing large spaces up into smaller units. A variant model with additional centrally and laterally located LED downlights is used to realise special lighting scenes in Management Board rooms and several larger conference rooms.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Oberalp Salewa (IT)|
|Architect:||Cino Zucchi Architetti und Park Associati (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi), Milan (IT)|
|Electrical consultants:||Energytech, P.I. Gabriele Frasnelli, Bolzano (IT)|
“We had the vision to create a building where employees would feel at ease and which would at the same time adequately represent the SALEWA brand to the outside world.”
“The biggest challenge was to establish a connection with nature and with the surrounding environment.”
Integral energy and lighting concept
The integral lighting concept of the building is literally a shining example. As it was a prerequisite that the staff should be able to see the Alpine world at any time, no blinds were installed to protect the office and exhibition rooms from the sun. Moreover, constant lighting conditions were required inside the building despite different daytime brightness levels. In order to meet these requirements, the dimmable IBLA luminaire was developed for the offices by Park Associati in collaboration with Zumtobel.
In the conference rooms, too, unobtrusive recessed luminaires were installed that offer variable lighting options to be used in a variety of ways, such as for meetings or presentations; thanks to the balanced light distribution, a bright and pleasant atmosphere is created in the rooms. From application examples and trials conducted by Zumtobel, we know that optimum room lighting not only improves the staff members' well-being, but also enhances their performance and willingness to communicate. For the exhibition and reception rooms, uniform general lighting is provided by batten luminaires and focussed display lighting via spotlights, ensuring individual illumination of the products on display.
“The new SALEWA headquarters reflect all the needs of a contemporary dynamic company. By complying with SALEWA's wishes for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable building, we have managed to create a place of interaction and communication between staff members, customers and business partners. The lighting concept makes an essential contribution to creating a working and living environment where people feel at ease and which is in harmony with its environment at the same time.”
Development of IBLA special luminaire
The dimmable luminaire offers both indirect and direct light. In this way, it contributes essentially to the pleasant atmosphere in the office rooms, at the same time ensuring ideal lighting conditions without glare at the computer workstations through its direct light component.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||LVM Landeswirtschaftlicher Versicherungsverein Münster (DE)|
|Architect:||Duk-Kyu Ryang / HPP Düsseldorf (DE)|
|Electrical installations:||Elektro Heikes GmbH & Co.KG, Münster (DE)|
|Light-/electric design:||Ingenieurbüro Nordhorn, Münster (DE) (office area); Rhein Licht, Düsseldorf (DE) (public area)|
On account of its resource-saving construction, the new building of the LVM insurance company has won the North Rhine-Westphalia award for architecture, residential construction and urban development on the subject of “Energy-efficient building for the future”. For the building, geothermal heating and – in summer – cooling is used, among other things; it is partly operated with solar energy, and its toilets are flushed with rainwater. The central point of the concept was to combine daylight and artificial lighting in a feasible manner. This is made possible by intelligent LUXMATE LITENET software: all the luminaires and blinds in the building are controlled by this lighting management system. In this way, artificial lighting is adjusted to the natural lighting conditions, which allows for energy savings of as much as 60 percent while providing perfect lighting quality.
The building is subdivided into several side arms branching off from a main corridor. Between these office blocks, there are glass-roofed inner courtyards, which are richly planted and serve as oases of calm. Thanks to the excellent lighting technology they incorporate, the COPA pendant luminaires mounted here provide elegant accent lighting for trees and shrubs. An architectural eye-catcher of the new building are the small multi-coloured panels incorporated into the glazed façade. For this purpose, small strips of film in different colours were applied to the high-insulation windows.
In compliance with the delicate building structure, the FREELINE direct/indirect luminaire easily blends into the office interiors. While precisely aligned direct light provides sufficient brightness in the task areas, indirect light reflected from the ceiling creates balanced shadow detail. The pendant luminaire features flexible illuminance. Fitted with a multi-watt electronic ballast, a higher-output 80 W fluorescent lamp can easily be fitted instead of a 49 W fluorescent lamp.
In the colourful cafeteria, a cosy feel-good atmosphere is created by PANOS downlights, which have been laterally recessed into the suspended ceilings, making the room appear higher and more pleasant.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Grey Hauptverwaltung Düsseldorf (DE)|
|Architect:||Petzinka Pink Architekten, Düsseldorf (DE)|
|Lighting design:||AG Licht, Bonn (DE)|
|interior Designers:||Cossmann_de Bruyn, Düsseldorf (DE)|
|Development Special Lights:||Two_product development and integrated design, Inhaber Claudia de Bruyn und Achim Nagel|
At the headquarters of the Grey creative agency, sophisticated design and functionality are tuned to the same wavelength. The office complex – former barracks protected as a historic monument – comprises a staff building and two smaller annexes which were elaborately refurbished and supplemented by a new building. The interior design is defined by the individual colours of only four materials: fibrated concrete, flashed steel, rubber and wool felt.
The old building's extremely deep rooms in particular need a lighting system that is both unobtrusive and efficient. In collaboration with Zumtobel, the two studio therefore developed, especially for this project, a luminaire intended to deliberately bridge the gap between technical task lighting and decorative room lighting: the result is the CLEARCELL pendant luminaire. In order to create a translucent effect, they have used the technology incorporated in the COPA high-bay reflector luminaire. The microcell louvre used consists of individual louvre modules made of aluminised, coated composite material. Its absolutely identical, precisely calculated louvre cells guarantee extremely uniform light distribution. The pendant luminaires are available as single-lamp and twin-lamp models with various power ratings. As a special design feature, the cover of the ballasts can be implemented in differently coloured plastic, for instance the colours of a company's CI.
A little later, in another project, precisely this CLEARCEL luminaire was again able to demonstrate its qualities. The Kontorhaus on Kaiserkai is situated in one of the most strongly exposed locations of Hamburg's HafenCity. In this building project, contemporary architecture and innovative building management are top priorities. In order to cut operating costs, concrete core cooling has been relied on deliberately, and a fully automatic system provides for optimum use of daylight and control of blinds. In order to achieve the flexibility required for an office building, the client opted for a mix of CLEARCELL pendant and free-standing luminaires. These luminaires create a pleasantly gentle lighting scene while providing an attractive architectural design feature. The lighting concept is rounded off by SOLAR spotlights that create emotional accents.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Landkreis Ostallgäu, Marktoberdorf (DE)|
|Architect:||Stadtmüller.Burkhardt.Architekten, Kaufbeuren (DE)|
|Lighting design:||Ing.-Büro Körbl + Feneberg GmbH, Füssen (DE)|
|Electrical consultants:||Elektro EWR, Füssen (DE)|
All in all, almost 500 metres of the narrow SLOTLIGHT light lines provide a striking feature in the public areas and circulation zones. Installed flush in the ceiling, they produce uniform ambient brightness with light distribution barely interrupted by shadows. This is made possible by so-called Tetris technology incorporating overlapping T16 light sources and a separate reflector. This solution is impressive in terms of both lighting technology and design: thanks to PMMA luminaire diffusers, the light lines can be arranged in the room as required, independent of the position of the workstations, without producing reflections on computer displays.
The formerly dark corridors are brightened up by fresh, lively colours and contemporary luminaires: on every floor, LINARIA batten luminaires make it easy for people to find their way and ensure pleasant lighting conditions. As a prerequisite of energy-efficient operation, all luminaires are dimmable and fitted with presence detectors. To illuminate the office workstations, the electrical consultants opted for a direct/indirect luminaire. With light output ratio levels of up to 93 percent, the CLARIS II pendant luminaire meets the high requirements placed on energy-efficient solutions providing first-rate visual comfort. This solution perfectly combines a pleasant room ambience ensuring a good working atmosphere and energy-saving building operation.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Derwent, London (GB)|
|Architect:||Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), London (GB)|
|Lighting design:||GIA Eqation, London (GB)|
|Owner:||Hannoversche Lebensversicherung AG, Hanover (DE)|
|Architect:||Architekten BKSP Grabau Leiber Obermann & Partner, Hanover (DE)|
|Lighting technology:||Lumen³, Munich (DE)|
|Electrical consultants:||Taube + Goerz GmbH, Hanover (DE)|
The combined energy and façade concept is also trendsetting. Owing to the use of triple glazing and highly heat-insulating façade components, the total energy requirement is significantly reduced; the energy needed is provided by earth probes, heat pumps and district heating (as a supplement). The lighting as well as the slatted blinds with light control function can be controlled centrally and energy-efficiently via the LUXMATE Litenet flexis lighting management system developed by Zumtobel, without any compromise in terms of convenience for individual staff members.
Ambient lighting of the team offices is provided by the TECTON continuous-row lighting system with decorative Slimline optics. Supplementing daylight, LIGHT FIELDS direct/indirect free-standing luminaires provide glare-free light for the workstations near the windows. Upon starting work, employees switch on both luminaires using the main switch next to the door; the free-standing luminaire then switches to a basic illuminance level of 300 lx. Via a presence detector, the intelligent luminaire recognises employees sitting down at their desk, adjusting illuminance to 500 lx. As soon as employees leave their desk, the luminaire responds accordingly. This means that the task areas are provided with optimum lighting intensity at all times, which helps to prevent fatigue while saving energy.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Seat Pagine Gialle, Turin (IT)|
|Architect:||ALFA Architettura, Arluno (IT)|
|Electrical consultants:||Flu.Project Studio Associato, Perugia (IT)|
|Interior designer:||Studio losa-Ghini, Bologna (IT)|
According to Massimo Iosa Ghini, the interior design aimed at “providing functional offices also meeting the users' requirements in terms of well-being and comfort”. Above all, the 1200 staff members of the former public enterprise wanted more light. Light ribbons installed underneath the suspended ceilings provide pleasant indirect light enhancing the lines of the corridors, acting as a shining leitmotif in an office landscape both playful and futuristic. The darker areas in the ramified corridor are illuminated by recessed light fields blending almost invisibly into suspended ceiling panels.
Curved glass walls displaying satellite images of historic Turin separate the offices situated along both sides of the corridor. In this way, the city and its history become a both separating and connecting element that does not interfere either with the architectural dynamism or with the flow of natural light and artificial lighting. Coloured walls create a special atmosphere around the workstations, which are illuminated by low-profile lighting units in a purist design. Indirect/direct light provided by VAERO enhances the clear colours in the offices, while allowing office users to work at the computer undistracted by shadows.
In the corridors and the central auditorium, too, the SOLAR II spotlight designed by Iosa Ghini himself, with its expressive stylistic idiom and soft lines, blends into the futuristic interior. Depending on the occasion, the lighting scene in the auditorium seating 100 persons can be set to intermediate white or to a colourful, almost lounge-style atmosphere.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Alexander Bürkle GmbH & Co.KG, Freiburg (DE)|
|Architect:||Freyler Industriebau GmbH, Kenzingen (DE)|
|Electrical consultants:||Planungsgruppe Burgert, Schallstadt (DE)|
|Electrical installations:||El. Geppert, Breisach (DE)|
Alexander Bürkle GmbH have extended their site by building a 2,600 m² warehouse and an adjacent office building. As a participant in Freiburg’s ECOFIT promotion scheme, this Freiburg-based electrical wholesaler seizes every opportunity to ensure environmentally compatible and economically efficient operation by using the very latest technologies. Zumtobel’s innovative lighting concept is making a valuable contribution towards achieving the goal of reducing energy consumption without compromising excellent lighting quality.
The architecture of the new three-storey administrative building was ideal for exploiting the benefits of LEDs. The office premises were built without any columns or supporting elements to ensure flexible floor space usage. Zumtobel developed an equally modern office lighting concept based on a customisedt CRAYON LED downlight solution: 122 square CRAYON LED downlights fitted with 48 W lamps in a special 625 mm size model were installed flush with the ceiling. Their warm light colour (4000 K) not only creates pleasant, uniform ambient lighting; the luminaires also have a long service life, produce colour-stable light, and are maintenance free and dimmable.
The warehouse is characterised by functional, resource-conserving architecture with many skylights that let in as much daylight as possible. Artificial lighting is deliberately only used to achieve the required level of illuminance if there is insufficient natural light. Those responsible opted to use the tried-and-tested TECTON continuous-row lighting system for ambient lighting in the warehouse. This modular continuous row system offers optimal light for industrial applications and guarantees illuminance of 300 lux in conformity with applicable standards. The system can be extended flexibly, and reflectors and emergency luminaires can be added.
CRAYON LED downlights with IP 44 protection were installed in wet locations. This 12 W downlight achieves the same lighting levels as a 50 W halogen lamp or 18 W compact fluorescent lamp. This makes it possible to replace conventional downlights by more efficient, more durable LED luminaires with little effort.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Cree GmbH, Rhomberg Bau, Bregenz (AT)|
|Architect:||Hermann Kaufmann ZT GmbH, Schwarzach (AT)|
|Electrical consultants:||Ingenieurbüro Brugger, Thüringen (AT)|
|Electrical installations:||EGD Dornbirn (AT)|
Constructed in a modular design, the modules of the LCT ONE were pre-fabricated in the factory and then installed at the construction site, which cuts the construction time by 50% compared with conventional building methods, as well as eliminating sources of errors and ensuring a high level of quality and a reliable cost calculation. In addition, resources are used optimally throughout the entire life cycle of the building to increase energy efficiency and significantly improve the CO2 balance. The LCT ONE sets new standards with respect to sustainability and quality and requires maximum performance on the part of everyone involved.
Zumtobel developed an innovative lighting solution for the LCT ONE for maximum light convenience, reduced energy costs and increased efficiency. Besides ultra-modern office lighting, the light control system LUXMATE LITENET was used throughout the building, combining such complex functions as daylight-based lighting management, control of blinds, presence monitoring, integration of emergency light and pre-defined room profiles in a central and user-friendly unit. Optimal utilisation of daylight, in combination with a total of 112 presence sensors, saves up to 75% of the energy needed for lighting.
Zumtobel. The Light.