|Owner:||Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (DE)|
|Architect:||IC-L Ingenieur Consulting Langenhagen GmbH & Co. KG Langenhagen (DE)|
|Lighting design:||Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (DE)|
|Electrical consultants:||Volkswagen Elektroplanung, Wolfsburg (DE)|
|Electrical installations:||Voith Industrial Services GmbH, Chemnitz (DE)|
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Ferrari s.p.a., Maranello (IT)|
|Architect:||Arch. Simona Franci, Fortebìs Group, Rome (IT)|
|Lighting design:||Arch. Francesca nasi, Carpi (IT)|
|Electrical consultants:||Prospazio, Modena (IT)|
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Technogym spa, Cesena (IT)|
|Architect:||Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, Milan (IT)|
|Lighting design:||Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, Milan (IT)|
|Electrical consultants:||Studio R.B. Engineering, Modena (IT)|
|Electrical installations:||F.lli Franchini, Rimini (IT)|
The task faced by the Milan-based architect Antonio Citterio and his partner Patricia Viel was as follows: To translate wellness into a structural framework that combines sustainable, eco-friendly construction with a high quality of well-being. That no ordinary assembly hall is to be expected here is immediately apparent. The 60,000 m2 building is situated in the midst of a rolling park landscape and is crowned by a wave-shaped curved wooden roof. “The architecture plays a crucial role in the light planning,” Roberto Laureti emphasises. The entire building is divided into eight segments, each with a width of 18 m and a length of between 200 and 280 m. Seven segments combine to form the 32,000 m2 production hall and warehouse, where assembly of the machines takes place. Continuous row lighting suspended from the ceiling extends the entire length of the hall, providing a brightness of 390 Lux for the assembly area. In the storage areas, located upstream and downstream of the production area, the brightness is reduced to 150 Lux. Sensors are used to adapt the intensity of the lighting based on the daylight conditions. The skylights, which follow the wave shape of the roof, ensure that even the middle of the hall is flooded with sunlight. In the afternoon hours and on overcast days the intensity of the artificial light is adapted to the reduced natural light, to create a constant perfect interplay of the two light sources, for well-balanced and pleasant lighting of the production hall.
The production area is separated from the 11,000 m2 administrative building by a road flanked with trees. The slight curve of the wooden roof on the south side of the four-story building has a dual purpose: it not only provides an inviting gesture for arriving visitors, but also protects the fully windowed offices against direct sunlight and overheating. The offices are characterised by openness. The conference rooms, which have windows on all sides, feature round bean bags as seating for employees and guests, and the workplace is designed as an “open space” office. Narrow continuous row lighting accents the room, providing a colour temperature of 2,700 K for a warm, pleasant atmosphere. The elliptical “Wellness Center” in the south end of the administrative building houses the public functions of the campus on an area of 4,000 m2. To enter this area, visitors must first descend a spacious spiral staircase that winds through the entire building. While the wooden steps give a down-to-earth appearance, the impression on the bottom side is much different. Together with Zumtobel, Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel developed a backlit LED solution to create changing colour and light moods. The southern part of the ellipsis houses the fitness centre, which also serves as a showroom for Technogym products. This room, which is flooded with daylight, opens onto the surrounding park with a glass curtain façade over two stories. All of the employees can exercise here during the week, and on weekends their families and friends can use the facilities free of charge.
The company also insists on balanced nutrition for the employees. The restaurant’s cooks use only seasonal vegetables from the surrounding region. Chocolate bars, on the other hand, have been banned from all vending machines. Instead, they are filled daily with fresh salads, fruits and other healthy snacks. The “wellness system key” prevents anyone from exceeding their personal limit. This data storage system records the training results and calculates the calories burned so far on a given day. With each fruit salad from the office vending machines, the number rises, providing a discreet recommendation for more exercise. By now it should be clear: Wellness in Cesena is not an activity that lasts only a few hours. It is an attitude that encompasses one’s entire life.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Risse + Wilke Kaltband GmbH & Co., Iserlohn (DE)|
|Electrical consultants:||Mark-E, Hagen (DE)|
Metal halide lamps were previously used in cold-rolled steel strip producer Risse+Wilke’s manufacturing bay. However, this outmoded, conventional way of producing the quantities of light needed in large, tall industrial buildings does not stand a chance up against modern lighting solutions in terms of quantity or quality. Modern lighting solutions help optimise conditions at the workstations, improve motivation and prevent fatigue, therefore reducing industrial accidents. This is why the cold-rolled steel strip producer decided to modernise the lighting installation in its production plant by installing new high-bay reflector luminaires.
The 545 new VALUEA high-bay reflector luminaires are fitted with state-of-the-art fluorescent lamps and high-performance reflectors. Their premium lighting quality is confirmed by an excellent colour rendition index > 80 and now more uniform illumination. Luminous flux is virtually constant and even ambient temperatures of 35 °C are no problem. The use of advanced, controllable ballasts is a crucial aspect of this high energy efficiency. Dimming alone cuts energy consumption compared with a non-dimmable lighting solution by 30% and daylight-based lighting management increases potential savings further still. Flicker-free light is an additional benefit when using rotating machinery. Unlike conventional high-bay projectors that use 50 Hz technology, fluorescent lamps operate at 22 kHz, thus preventing any strobing.
Risse+Wilke now consume up to 45% less energy after completing their lighting refurbishment project and installing VALUEA and a DIMLITE lighting management system. This simple plug-and-play system makes commissioning much easier: with DIMLITE, the required components are simply hooked up to a base module and started up by an auto setup procedure. The required group control was also implemented straightforwardly so that individual sets of luminaires can be dimmed individually or depending on the amount of daylight available. The fact that lighting control now makes it possible to respond flexibly to changes in the layout of the storage or production area is yet another benefit.
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:||ASEAG Verkehrsbetriebe Aachen (DE)|
|Electrical installations:||Frings Elektrotechnik, Alsdorf (DE)|
When you enter Verkehrsbetriebe’s maintenance workshop in Aachen, it's not just the buses that are fascinating - the onlooker’s eye is unerringly drawn to the very bright, pleasant lighting. The fact that this lighting also extremely energy efficient is due to the technology behind the new lighting installation.
In the two spacious workshops, 280 buses belonging to Aachen Strassenbahn- und Energieversorger AG and around 150 buses belonging to other firms are serviced and cleaned. Operating round the clock, lighting accounts for a large proportion of operating costs. The old system created a total installed load of 26,000 W and was operated 18 hours a day. Large skylights are the best way of exploiting natural light.
Thanks to new, more efficient dimmable SCUBA moisture-proof luminaires and T5 light sources, now it only takes 18,000 W to illuminate the workstations in the smaller workshop in conformity with applicable standards at 550 to 600 lux. Each individual SCUBA luminaire is connected to the LUXMATE Professional control system and an external daylight sensor, and is automatically dimmed or switched off as required. Even in cloudy weather, an installed load of 12,000 W is seldom exceeded and when the sun shines the installed load can drop as low as 5000 W! This is equivalent to a saving of more than 60%. That is even before taking into account the additional potential savings provided by presence detectors, which slowly dim and then switch off sets of 3 to 4 luminaires when there is nobody in a particular area. The spacious workshop made it possible to obtain even more impressive savings. The total installed load was reduced from 58,000 W to 30,300 W on average. When the weather is fine, installed load readings of 14,500 W are sometimes displayed on the computer station; this means that the system's payback time is only 2 years.
The emergency lighting was also upgraded to state-of-the-art standards. RESCLITE emergency luminaires with high-power LEDs are fitted on trunking. Thanks to maximum efficiency and perfect light distribution, a few luminaires are enough to provide emergency lighting in conformity with relevant standards, even when they are installed on high ceilings. And yet the powerful LED package requires a minimum of energy. The luminaire's installed load is only 5 W, in non-maintained mode it is even as low as 1.5 W.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Parker Hannifin GmbH & Co.KG, Bielefeld (DE)|
|Architect:||Robert Wiehofsky, Podufal + Wiehofsky, Löhne (DE)|
|Electrical consultants:||Fred Hölters, Elplan Ingenieurgesellschaft, Minden (DE)|
|Electrical installations:||Schlau Elektrotechnik GmbH, Lemgo (DE)|
Parker Hannifin GmbH’s new logistics centre in Bielefeld boasts impressive dimensions - its high-bay storage facility houses 18 m high racks that provide capacity for up to 15,000 pallets. Light must penetrate into the very lowest shelves and provide illuminance levels of 200 lux even there. This is the only way of ensuring that all item barcodes can be scanned quickly and without errors. With its outstanding lighting quality and high energy efficiency, the TECTON continuous-row lighting system impressed people right from the start. Thanks to narrow-beam reflectors and its 1x80 W light source, achieving the required illuminance level poses no problem. At the same time, TECTON’s modular system design and easy installation make it highly adaptable in the event of any subsequent extension or reconstruction of industrial buildings. Emergency lighting was built into the continuous-row lighting system to make sure that sufficient light is available even in an emergency. Three luminaires are installed as emergency luminaires in every aisle on an 11-pole track system.
TECTON luminaires with narrow-beam reflectors are also used in the 8 m high production and dispatch bay. Because the bay runs work in 3 shifts, the lighting is switched on continuously from Monday to Friday. The continuous row systems can be switched on one third or two thirds in order to reduce the lighting level as required and save energy.
Administrative and prestigious areas provide a complete contrast in lighting terms: SCONFINE Linea pendant luminaires, PANOS Q downlights and SLOTLIGHT light lines arranged in a rectangle welcome visitors into an exciting lighting ensemble. Controlled by the LUXMATE Emotion lighting management system, pre-programmed lighting scenarios can be run at the press of a button. Recessed MELLOW LIGHT IV luminaires and KAREA free-standing luminaires conjure up a lighting scene that is similar to daylight in office areas with a pleasant ratio of direct to indirect light that ensures optimal glare-free working conditions. The gentle light from SCONFINE Linea pendant luminaires produces a calm, relaxing atmosphere in the canteen. Large reflective areas provided by suspended curved elements emphasise the pleasant lighting effect achieved.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Architect:||Arch. Johannes Niederstätter VWN Architects in cooperation with Dr. Roland Baldi, Bolzano (IT)|
|Lighting design:||Studio G GmbH, Bruneck (IT)|
|Electrical consultants:||Studio G GmbH, Bruneck (IT)|
|Electrical installations:||Elektro Gbitz Lorenz, Deutschnofen (IT)|
|„The lighting played a major role in the design of our new company headquarters. Zumtobel has managed to perfectly meet our requirements in terms of superior lighting quality in a variety of rooms. Zumtobel has turned out to be an indispensable partner, supplying a professional and energy-efficient lighting solution for single-person offices, the conference room and manufacturing through to components assembly."
Erich Gummerer, CEO TechnoAlpin AG, Bolzano, IT
At its headquarters in Bolzano, Technoalpin AG, the world's market leader in artificial snowmaking, relies on a lighting solution by Zumtobel. In the production areas, SCUBA moisture-proof luminaires have been installed, which at all times ensure perfect lighting conditions and reliable protection against external influences, even under the most exacting environmental conditions.
They are assisted by almost maintenance-free COPA high-bay luminaires with IP 65 protection. In the offices, ECOOS pendant luminaires provide a brilliant lighting effect that creates an exciting association with the artificial snowflakes produced by the company. The corridors are illuminated by PANOS downlights and SLOTLIGHT II light lines.
Zumtobel. The Light.