During the design stage, highest priority was therefore given to a flexible lighting solution to enhance the building's architecture and ensure high lighting quality. In addition, the lighting scenario creates a pleasant atmosphere for visitors and staff. The Austrian lighting expert Zumtobel was called in because both the client and the architect needed a top-class partner with international experience and premium advisory skills. Zumtobel developed a custom-made lighting concept involving a number of special solutions for the various functional areas in the Werkraum House. For the part of the building that is open to the public, where various Werkraum members exhibit their work, Zumtobel used 100% cutting-edge LED technology.
The LED option cannot fail to impress thanks to its easy integrability into a lighting management system, so that the lighting can be flexibly controlled whenever events or exhibitions are held. “Lighting is especially important when it comes to presenting the achievements of our craftspeople in the right light in a targeted manner. On the other hand, it is precisely the light, in combination with acoustics, that sets the stage for a room's atmospheric qualities. Here at the Werkraum House you can see a sophisticated combination of artificial lighting and daylight,” says Managing Director Renate Breuss. In order to ensure perfect room acoustics, the open hall of the building where events are held was fitted with a thickly cushioned coffered ceiling made from timber. Zumtobel used a specially designed suspension system to install some 160 LED spotlights of the Panos Infinity range in this area. These downlights provide uniform ambient lighting as well as especially good lighting quality and are also highly efficient. Additional accent lighting and excellent colour rendering are ensured by nearly 90 swivelling Vivo LED spotlights, also fitted with a special pendant suspension system, which are used mainly for highlighting individual exhibits. Hence, Vivo provides accent lighting, creates contrasts and puts the focus on the exhibits, ensuring a fascinating art experience for the visitor.
In order to allow simple connection of the luminaires to the power supply and lighting control system as well as integration of an emergency lighting system, the Tecton continuous-row lighting system is used. This allows quick adjustment of the lighting solution to changing requirements thanks to no-tool installation. Moreover, Zumtobel has proved its flexibility in implementing individual requirements by providing a custom solution for the staircase and sanitary areas. Special downlights were flush-mounted in the concrete ceiling. They provide ideal lighting conditions to facilitate orientation and guidance and at the same time enhance the room's architecture. For emergencies, Zumtobel has installed Puresign and Resclite LED luminaires in the building. On the basement level, perfect orientation is ensured by suspended Tecton luminaires fitted with fluorescent lamps and rugged Scuba luminaires providing uniform lighting.
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The plot revolves around the modern urban individual of the 21st century and the role light plays in people's everyday life. Live footage cleverly combined with 3D animations shows how lighting solutions adjust to the respective situation and people's needs in a world of change. The audience follows a man on his way through everyday life, witnessing how light makes living and working easier, enhancing his sense of well-being while increasing the energy efficiency of buildings.
“A good image film not only communicates the messages of a brand but addresses the target group and its needs in every detail. Our corporate production for Zumtobel is a perfect example of a film that credibly and emotionally communicates how a company uses innovative technology to improve the modern individual's quality of life,” says Christian Boros, CEO and Creative Director of the Boros agency, explaining the concept behind the film.
Zumtobel's image film also managed to win this year's “intermedia-globe Gold Award” and “German Design Award Special Mention” prizes.
Red Dot Award
The “Red Dot Award: Communication Design” is a renowned communication design competition. This year, a total of 6812 entries from 49 countries were submitted. Members of the international jury included Taiwanese designer Aaron Nieh, Turkish art director Ali Bati and Scottish designer Jack Renwick, among others. The key evaluation criteria of the entries submitted included originality and emotional quality as well as appropriate addressing of the target group, quality of design, recognition value and relevance for society. On 18 October 2013, the prizes were awarded at a ceremony in the Berlin Concert Hall attended by some 1400 guests from all over the world. The “Red Dot” prize-winning projects will be published in the International Yearbook Communication Design 2013/2014 and displayed at an online exhibition. Moreover, the “Red Dot” has become established as a coveted international quality mark.
The BOROS agency was established in 1990 by Christian Boros. Employing a team of 49 people including designers, web designers, business economists, political scientist, communications experts and German philologists, BOROS develops interdisciplinary communication solutions many of which have received international awards.
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The slimline design with a height of only 28 mm is made possible because the light emitting diodes have been integrated into the frame of the pendant luminaire. In order to obtain a well-balanced indirect/direct light ratio, LED light is emitted downwards thanks to litePrint light guide technology. The precisely calculated dot matrix of the litePrint light guide ensures uniform illumination of the complete light emitting panel. At the same time, an exactly defined light component is directed upwards, in specific regions, via openings in the luminaire housing, so that no extra LED modules are required for the indirect component.
Plenty of creative scope for modern office environments that are often modified is provided by the free-standing luminaire. Available with three different luminous flux levels (7,800, 11,000 und 14,800 lm) as well as warm and intermediate colour temperatures, the Light Fields evolution free-standing luminaire offers a variety of application options. The swarmControl technology used here is characterised by two functions that ensure a new dimension of individual lighting quality at workstations: the corridor function and the presence-based function. The fiormer primarily provides for safety and orientation, as the luminaires are dimmed up one by one by means of a built-in presence detector, thus indicating the way to the workstation. The presence-based function, on the other hand, ensures ideal lighting conditions with a mean illuminance level of up to 500 lx at the workstation, while users may adjust the quantity of light to their personal needs at any time using a control panel in the luminaire base. Neighbouring luminaires communicate via swarmControl, providing a cloud of light that creates a pleasant working atmosphere. The sensControl III function increases the free-standing luminaire's efficiency even more. The presence detector automatically switches the luminaire on and switches it off again when the workstation is left unattended. A brightness sensor monitors the illuminance level across the desktop and dims the luminaire depending on the quantity of daylight or artificial light available. Thus, up to 70 percent of energy can be saved, compared to conventional switchable free-standing luminaires.
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Zumtobel introduces Sinus, a modular LED supply unit that meets various requirements in the health care sector. While doctors and care staff need ideal lighting conditions to perform treatments and examinations, patients need ideal lighting conditions to aid their convalescence. In addition, sustainability and energy efficiency are increasingly important factors, especially for operators and investors. The system can be flexibly adjusted to rooms with one to three patient beds and includes outlets for communication and medical gases.
Components such as socket outlets, switches and phones, emergency nurse call buttons and data outlets for communications, as well as outlets for medical gases, are all unobtrusively accommodated in the Sinus system. This makes Sinus a functional supply unit which, thanks to its slimline design, is capable of making a significant contribution towards a feel-good atmosphere in patient rooms. The amortisation period of Sinus is reduced by its luminaire efficiency factor of 101 lm/W, its flexibility and long service life as well as the 5-year guarantee granted by Zumtobel for its products.
Flexibility for the benefit of patients
When developing Sinus, designer Andrea Ciotti integrated the light emitting diodes that provide reading and examination lighting exclusively in the front part of the supply unit. This makes sure that the entire length of the medical supply unit remains available for mounting a suspension bracket or a storage shelf for depositing personal items of patients.
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Zumtobel adds the Arcos xpert LED spotlight and the Arcos LED wallwasher to the Arcos luminaire range. With the Arcos spotlight family, David Chipperfield has created a range of luminaires that is synonymous with unobtrusive design and high lighting quality. With the new models, Zumtobel now offers an extensive portfolio for accent lighting in art galleries and museums that incorporates innovative LED technology and meets the highest conservational requirements thanks to UV and IR-free light.
Linear wallwasher incorporating LED technology
In future, the Arcos LED wallwasher can be used to implement integral LED lighting solutions in art galleries and museums. The wallwasher's uncluttered design blends unobtrusively into the surrounding architecture. Thanks to a sophisticated optical solution and constant colour temperature of individual LEDs, the standard 620 mm version and the short 320 mm version of these dimmable linear wallwashers ensure uniform illumination of vertical surfaces. Zumtobel relies on top quality also in terms of materials: the housing is made of extruded aluminium section, the front sides of die-cast aluminium.
Both the Arcos LED wallwasher and the Arcos xpert spotlight are optionally available in anthracite or white. The Arcos product range is Zumtobel's integral lighting solution for museums and art galleries that is based on efficient LED technology and allows the creation of superb centre-stage settings for art.Zumtobel. The light.
Zumtobel has supported the integral sustainability concept by providing an integrated lighting solution: the daylight-based Luxmate Professional lighting control system ensures that natural daylight is used to optimum extent and staff members can enjoy both perfect lighting condi-tions and a pleasant atmosphere. The energy-saving concept is further enhanced by the use of state-of-the-art LED luminaires, an efficient emergency lighting system and presence detec-tors.
About the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)
The WorldGBC is a worldwide network of national green building organisations. It aims at promoting collaboration and research as well as sharpening the profile of sustainable building methods internationally.
For more information, please refer to www.worldgbc.org
The newly opened “Museum Ton Schulten” in Ootmarsum is far more than an artistic biography of Ton Schulten, one of the most successful and renowned contemporary Dutch painters. In several rooms, he not only displays his own oeuvre, but also selected works of art by a number of international artists. He placed particular emphasis on an authentic, yet gentle lighting concept. In Zumtobel he found a partner who was able to perfectly implement his demands in terms of colour rendering quality, flexibility and conservational requirements.
Excellent colour rendering
Most of Ton Schulten's paintings show landscapes where nature shines in all her colourful splendour. Visitors are supposed to get the impression of standing right in the middle of such a landscape, experiencing it in natural sunlight. Against this background, the lighting solution faces particular challenges, for while bold blue or green shades are presented to optimum effect in cool white light, warm white is ideal for red and yellow. Hence, colour rendering and colour brilliance were very important aspects in Ton Schulten's decision for the right lighting solution. “I am highly satisfied with the result, because the paintings are presented in a very natural light so that they can unfold their full effect,” says a pleased Ton Schulten.
The solution was provided by a customised version of the Arcos LED spotlight system boasting a colour rendering index of up to Ra > 95 at 2700 K. In order to set the perfect lighting stage for presenting the artworks, a total of 230 spotlights were installed on Supersystem tracks. The dimming level can be adjusted directly on the spotlight, which allows individual adjustment to any exhibit. In addition, a variety of beam angles and an oval outline lens ensure sufficient flexibility to solve the most diverse lighting tasks.
Gentle and efficient illumination
However, the LED lighting solution was able to outcompete conventional halogen lighting not only due to excellent colour rendering, but also thanks to its compliance with conservational requirements. “As the new generation of LED luminaires emits significantly less heat towards the precious exhibits and the light they generate is nearly completely free from IR and UV radiation, we can ensure gentle illumination for sensitive objects as well,” says Barry Harmes from Zumtobel who was involved in the project from the beginning.
This was further corroborated by a study conducted by Zumtobel in collaboration with the Lighting Engineering Department of Darmstadt University of Technology. As part of this study, the quality of various light sources was tested on a real object of art, Picasso's “Harlequin” drawing, using predefined evaluation parameters. Basically, potential damage caused by the LED spotlight is significantly lower at comparable colour temperatures. At the same time, energy efficiency is increased by the LED spotlight, as the input of electrical energy is around 50 percent less than with a halogen spotlight. An additional benefit is the LED's long service life, combined with reduced maintenance effort.
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The Zumtobel image film won an intermedia-globe gold award in the “Public Relations /Company Philosophy and Portrait” category. The Boros agency and the Zeitsprung Commercial GmbH film production company jointly created a 1:30-minute film, which is impressive in terms of both visual effects and narrative. “We want to use light to create worlds of experience, make work easier and improve communica-tions and safety while always remaining fully aware of our responsibility to the environment. The film communicates this message very successfully and in accordance with the taste of its target group,” says Stefan von Terzi, Director Marketing Zumtobel, who is very pleased about the award.
The plot revolves around the modern urban individual of the 21st century and the role light plays in his everyday life. Live footage cleverly combined with 3D animations shows how lighting solutions adjust to the respective situation and people's needs in a world of change. The audience follows a man on his way through everyday life, witnessing how light makes living and working easier, en-hancing his sense of well-being while increasing the building's energy efficiency. It is an impressive and emotional story of how Zumtobel seeks to provide optimum lighting quality for people while protecting the environment. “A good corporate production not only communicates messages but also reflects a deep understanding of the target group addressed and its needs. The Zumtobel image film is a great example of how companies use state-of-the-art technology to improve modern people's quality of life,” explains Christian Boros, CEO and Creative Director of the Boros agency, the concept behind the film.
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Sustainable lighting solution by Zumtobel for the first timber hybrid high-rise building
The LifeCycle Tower One in Dornbirn is the world' first uncased timber high-rise building. It sets new standards with respect to sustainability, efficient use of resources and quality of life. For this award-winning building, Zumtobel has developed a trend-setting lighting concept that includes an intelligent lighting control system to maximise lighting comfort and increase efficiency.
Intelligent lighting management
Luxmate combines complex system features such as use of daylight, presence detectors, integration of emergency lighting, and predefined room profiles in one central unit that can be easily operated. The daylight available is perfectly integrated into the lighting solution by the control system. The daylight sensor on the roof of the building continually monitors the incident light, ensuring that in each room only the quantity of artificial lighting is added that is required. Luxmate also controls the blinds, which in automatic mode can be adjusted to the prevailing lighting conditions and sunlight. This prevents glare and excessive build-up of heat in the rooms. Another feature of the lighting control system is the flexible change of colour temperatures and the quantity of light. Dynamic lighting demonstrably has a major impact on people's sense of well-being and productivity. Carefully thought-out lighting scenes are defined in advance, stored, recalled and modified as required. Moreover, Luxmate controls the entire LED emergency lighting system. This ensures low maintenance effort.
The latest in lighting technology: flexible and user-oriented
Panos Infinity high-performance LED spotlights, among others, have been installed in the ceiling. The general lighting system also includes Supersystem spots for accent lighting. The lighting concept is backed by presence detectors, which allow for intelligent control and lighting.This means that perfect lighting is available only when it is actually needed. The presence detectors used for the lighting solution also control the heating. In order to reduce energy consumption, presence detectors have been installed in the transit areas, corridors, toilets and in the staircase as well.
Exemplary energy efficiency
Using an intelligent lighting management system such as Luxmate, energy can be saved on a permanent basis: presence detectors or pre-defined switch-on times allow for potential savings of 20 to 40 percent. By making optimised use of daylight, up to 75 percent of lighting energy can be saved. Using dimmable luminaires, energy consumption can be reduced further by some 25 percent. Properly coordinated control of lighting and blinds reduces the cooling load of a building and improves lighting quality as well. The result is greater independence in the face of energy price increases and a sustainable drop in costs and CO2 emissions.
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One of Austria's most important cultural projects is the reopening of the Kunstkammer (lit-erally, chambers of art and natural wonders) in Vienna. Zumtobel was able to make an es-sential contribution ensuring the state-of-the-art presentation of this unique collection by providing a very special lighting solution.
Zumtobel has developed a customised LED lighting solution in order to obtain a highly differenti-ated, gentle and effective illumination of the various objects on display. “The point was literally to present the objects in the best possible light. All exhibits are originals, and each of them has its very special aura that we want visitors to be able to feel and experience,” says Sabine Haag, Gen-eral Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. At the heart of the lighting solution is the Starbrick, a Zumtobel Masterpiece developed in collaboration with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Boasting unpretentious elegance and multi-functionality, the Starbrick is the only representative of contemporary art and cutting-edge technology in these rooms of the museum that were opened for the first time in 1891. The installation includes a total of 51 Starbrick assemblies consisting of four modules each, especially designed for illuminating the unique and sensitive works of art. Additional direct light is ensured by integrated Supersystem spotlights and indirect light is provided by a Panos Infinity module, while one of the Starbrick's surfaces that is directed downwards doubles as emergency lighting. “Due to the height of the ceiling, we had to increase the levels of light intensity, but the original shape of the Starbrick remained unchanged. Taking the historical rooms into par-ticular consideration, a highly specific Starbrick assembly was created, so that the modules work like a picture, like stars in the sky,” explains Olafur Eliasson.
In addition to LED Supersystem spotlights mounted on the walls, single Supersystem spotlights were also installed in the showcases. Especially in the showcases, each of them a highly sensitive closed system, the benefits of LED technology can be fully exploited. Thus, light-emitting diodes not only boast a long service life and high energy efficiency, combined with reduced maintenance cost, but also ensure an effective and at the same time gentle presentation of the exhibits. More-over, the light colours can be individually matched to the colours and materials of the exhibits, so that they can unfurl their full charm and allow visitors to experience them authentically.
"Illuminating this significant and unique collection in a contemporary way has been a special project for us. In collaboration with architects, designers and Olafur Eliasson we managed to develop a lighting solution that is in line with the new concept of the Kunstkammer, meeting the most de-manding conservation requirements and providing the best light for an unrestricted enjoyment of art,” says Reinhardt Wurzer, Director International Projects, Zumtobel Lighting.
About the Starbrick
Four individual works of lighting art, the Masterpieces, have been created in close cooperation between Zumtobel and international architects, designers and artists. The Starbrick is a versatile lighting module. Its basic structure is a cube, on whose six surfaces additional cubes have been placed at an angle of 45°. These additional cubes serve as connectors to combine several Star-brick modules.
For more information about the Starbrick see www.starbrick.info.
About Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen in 1967, where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1995, he established the Berlin-based Studio Olafur Eliasson, a laboratory for spa-tial research, where jointly with a team of architects, art historians as well as materials and lighting experts he creates works of art such as extensive installations, photo series and sculptures.
||Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), Vienna|
|Architecture||Büro HG Merz Architekten, Stuttgart|
|Lighting design||Die Lichtplaner, Torsten Braun, Limburg|
|Lighting concept||Symetrys, Herbert Resch, Lustenau|
|Electrical consultants||IB Süd Wien|
|Lighting solution||Zumtobel Starbrick Masterpiece (special design), custom version of single Supersystem spotlights installed in showcases, wall-mounted Supersystem spotlights (cornices and capitals), Onlite LPS emergency lighting|
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