St Martin TowerFrankfurt, Germany Kaspersky LabMoscow, Russland Symantec OfficeDubai, United Arab Emirates Siemens HeadquartersAbu Dhabi, UAE ACE HeadquartersBeirut, Lebanon K&L Gates Law Office in LondonLondon, England 2226Lustenau, Austria Illwerke Centre MontafonVandans, Austria Boros AgencyBerlin, Germany Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC)Abu Dhabi, UAE Vodafone VillageMilan, Italy Google HeadquartersLondon, UK Ropemaker PlaceLondon, England HDI HannoverHannover, Germany Oberalp SalewaBolzano, Italy Marktoberdorf administrative district officeMarktoberdorf, Germany Angel BuildingLondon, England Alexander Bürkle GmbH & Co.
KGFreiburg, Germany LifeCycle Tower ONEDornbirn, Austria LVM insurance companiesMünster, Germany
The LifeCycle Tower ONE (LCT ONE) in Dornbirn is the world’s first high-rise building with unencapsulated wood-hybrid construction. Officially opened in November 2012, the building impressively demonstrates the future of urban construction, in which innovative technologies, the latest scientific discoveries and a resource-conserving construction method were implemented masterfully.
The absolute novelty of the seven-story building, which was built by Cree GmbH as the owner and a subsidiary of the Rhomberg Group, as well as the architecture studio Hermann Kaufmann: the structural elements are made of wood and are not covered with panels.
This means that the unclad wood structure of the wood can be experienced inside the LCT ONE, which not only saves resources, but is also part of the fire prevention concept.
6 Efficient LED downlights Channel has launched a trio of 4000K white LED IP20-rated downlights in 12W (970 lm), 20W (1,600 lm) and 30W (2,500 lm) versions. They are suited for commercial areas such as hotels and restaurants, galleries and office spaces.
“More convenience with less energy” is the motto of the architect Dietmar Eberle for the new six-story building “2226” in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. The name of the building “2226” refers to the temperature spectrum between 22 and 26 degrees Celsius, which is perceived as pleasant by most people around the world.
Thanks to an ingenious system consisting of traditional and modern construction methods, this temperature is maintained constantly in the building – without the use of heating or air conditioning. Instead, Dietmar Eberle relies on the optimal utilisation of daylight, high ceilings and large room depths, effective air circulation and solid walls.
Integral approach regarding the biological effects of lighting Daylight-based controlAllow individual controlTake personal preferences and emotions into account
“In the process for receiving a green building certification our main challenges were to minimize our energy consumption. The LED lighting solution that we utilized from Zumbtobel managed to reduce our consumption as an overall building by 30%. Had these solutions not been made available the building would not have the capability to qualify as a green building.” Hani N. Hakim, Chairman, Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE) International
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.
Milany Tay, Receptionist & Facilities Coordinator: “I really enjoy working in this office. It is spacious and modern. I like when people visit our office und are so impressed about the design and concept of it. It makes me proud to be taking care of the office”.
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.
7 The high-spec WaveStar from MHA MHA Lighting’s WaveStar LED luminaire is for high-specification offices, classrooms and function rooms where glare should be minimal. The WaveStar emits clean, bright light to create bright, uniform illumination for task or teaching area.
Like hardly any other Italian city, the fashion metropolis of Milan strives for ecological balance and sustainability. This can be seen at the new headquarters of the world’s second largest telecommunications company: Vodafone.
Through the intelligent use of resources, Vodafone Village, consisting of three networked buildings, has succeeding in reducing the environmental impact of more than 3,000 workplaces by half. A LEED Silver Certificate underlines the ambitious plans of the architects Dante O.
Benini & Partner, which also demands maximum performance on the part of the involved partners.
The first LEED Platinum certified office building in Abu Dhabi belongs to the electrical engineering giant Siemens. The new Middle East headquarters, which can accommodate up to 800 employees, are located in Masdar City Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Masdar City is known to develop to the world’s most sustainable eco-city in the world. The City is successfully pioneering a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanization and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste. An idea has turned into a sustainable operation – pushing the boundaries of clever design and technology.
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.
With the aid of innovative software it is also possible to take into account the weather conditions and the number of people present in the building. For this revolutionary architecture project Zumtobel developed a suitable lighting concept that fulfils the architect’s high standards of efficiency, design and multi-functionality.
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An entirely new type of modern working space was created at Google’s new offi ce premises on Buckingham Palace Road, London Victoria. No more long corridors, boring open-plan offices or austere conference rooms; instead, what you fi nd there is lively colours, stylish yet functional furniture and a splendid lighting ambience.
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.
Designed by Sottsass Associati PANOS is particularly restrained, combining light and space to form a minimalist entity. The flexibility of PANOS offers maximum design freedom while illuminating an office. The luminaire supports general illumination around the corridors and offices of Siemens.
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)
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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 areas and functions thus created interconnect with the surrounding main hall, without diminishing its spatial qualities. The few new materials, such as the dyed concrete, oiled oak, bronze and the dark floor, will age with dignity and leave their own historic trace – just like Hercules.
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.
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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.
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)
New look after successful faceliftInside the historic walls of the 9,500 square metre administrative district office (Landratsamt) of Marktoberdorf, visitors are welcomed in modern rooms including open service areas.
Light has played a major role in the office’s refurbishment, and is now also a key factor in terms of creative design and commercial success. Compared to the former lighting system, energy consumption has been cut by 43 percent, while lighting quality has been increased at the same time.
The building was successfully refurbished and extended by the architects’ studio of Stadtmüller.Burkhard.Architekten, who claimed that “not only should old and new building components be sensitively combined, but the quality of work for staff members should be improved and the service character of the office should be made noticeable”.
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)
Owner: Immo Hansa Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH Architect: msm meyer schmitz-morkramer Electrical consultants: K. Dörflinger Gesellschaft für Elektroplanung mbH & Co. KG Building technology: EGT Gebäudetechnik GmbH
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.
With dignity the mighty Hercules statue keeps watch over the conference hall in the former pumping station on Hallesches Ufer in Berlin, where the art collector and entrepreneur Christian Boros now has his publishing house and communication agency.
Built in the neo-renaissance style, the pumping station was in operation for 100 years until the 1980s, when it became the Lapidarium, a museum for the historic figures from the city’s collection of sculptures.
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.
Like a huge, 120 metre long wafer bar the new Illwerke Centre Montafon (IZM) stands between the street and the visitors’ parking lot, pointing out toward the lake. With a usable area of 10,000 square metres, the five-storey hydro-power competence centre of the Vorarlberg Illwerke AG is one of the world’s biggest office buildings erected using hybrid timber construction.
The building was planned by the Vorarlberg architect Hermann Kaufmann. On the basis of a master plan from Kuess / Hörburger, Kaufmann emerged as the winner from a total of 13 competitors.
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The full LED solution is one of the reasons ACE headquarters qualifies for LEED certification.
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.
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1 A smarter sensor light Steinel’s SensorLight RS LED A1 is ideal for corridors, halls, stairwells and bathrooms. A sensor hidden behind the glass switches the light on, then off again after a pre-selected time.
The Al Bahar Towers are the newest addition to the Abu Dhabi skyline. For the structure, which consists of two cylindrical towers each with a height of 150 m, Aedas architects together with the engineering firm Arup developed an innovation for then extremely hot and sunny climatic conditions in Abu Dhabi.
The façade, inspired by Arabian architecture, offers thermal protection while simultaneously allowing optimal use of the solar energy. All of these measures combined reduce the CO2 emissions of the Al Bahar Towers, built in accordance with the LEED standard, by 40%.
Powerful accents are set in the lobby areas with the diamond among LED downlights – DIAMO. The DIAMO downlight features an impressively compact housing for ceiling cut-outs with a diameter of only 68 mm, providing plenty of design freedom for a wide variety of indoor applications. DIAMO enhances both prestigious and functional areas in offices.
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.
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)
Siemens Headquarters sets a great example and the first step towards a new future in the Middle East which is in line with the UAE Vision of the Expo2020 – “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future“
5 Linetik supplies light where it’s needed The slim body of Zumtobel’s freestanding Linetik LED luminaire has a cross-section of 24 x 24mm and a compact base. The optical system delivers light where it is needed without glare. The reflector for the direct light output delivers uniform illumination over the workplace.
Energy-efficient interplay of daylight and artificial lighting in offices Growing staff numbers and the desire to bring various office locations together under one roof was the reason why the HDI-Gerling property insurance group commissioned a new group head office building in the north-eastern outskirts of Hanover.
The architectural competition launched for this purpose was won by ingenhoven architects, who designed an administrative building with a floor space of 75,000 m2, including a central atrium and office wings arranged like the sails of a windmill.
The discreet elegance of the building immediately strikes the eye. It was important to the building owners that the building was adequately sized, designed in an aesthetically pleasing way and provided workplaces of equivalent quality, but they also wanted the building to consume as little energy and resources as possible.
The essential components of the environmentally compatible building concept comprise triple glazing, thermally activated ceilings and parapets, recuperators connected to the atrium intended to act as a climate buffer, the utilisation of geothermal energy for heating and cooling – and all the offices were fitted with energy-efficient, flexible lighting solutions by Zumtobel.
“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.” Filippo Pagliani, architect, Park Associati
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.
“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.” Heiner Oberrauch, President SALEWA / Oberalp Group
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.
The office of ACE Consulting is a full LED solution from back of house to front of house. The speciality is that the whole building needed to maintain a total density of
The design and layout is a perfect example of a modern office concept. Light and friendly colours strain through the office and big windows allow plenty of natural daylight to enter. Natural daylight in an office is always beneficial towards wellbeing of employees and energy saving. However the temperatures in Dubai rise up to almost 50° Celsius during summer. In many cases people let down the blinds instead of increasing air conditioning and wasting energy. Furthermore sunlight can be disturbing while working with computers, laptops and tablets. Reflections and glare can interrupt concentrated working.
In a building where mainly daylight is used, why not integrate a luminaire that produces light similar to daylight? MELLOW LIGHT V provides a gentle, glare-free light distribution without any distracting harsh shadows and still offers a well-balanced illumination of work plane, walls and ceilings for a bright, open room atmosphere. The homogeneous illumination with no visible light source makes the luminaire perfect for meeting rooms and social areas such as small cafeterias.
Siemens and Masdar have collaborated to establish the new Middle East headquarters for Siemens at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. The building is designed to the highest standards of sustainability, using eco-friendly materials and energy efficient technologies which contribute to saving more than 50 % of energy consumption compared to a conventional building of the same size. Built according to LEED Platinum certification standards, it is considered to be one of the greenest buildings in the Middle East. The distinctive façade is dominated by aluminium shades over the windows, each individually designed to provide 100% shading to 95% of glazed surfaces.
Owner: Vorarlberger Illwerke AG, Bregenz (AT) Architect: Hermann Kaufmann ZT GmbH, Schwarzach (AT) Lighting design: Manfred Remm, Dornbirn (AT) Electrical consultants: el Plan Elmar Lingg Elektroplanung, Schoppernau (AT)
3 Personalised light from Zumtobel Zumtobel’s Sequence luminaire has a modular design so it can be personalised and controlled. It incorporates direct light from the LEDs in the centre, and diffuse light from more LEDs behind an opal diffuser. Each linear luminaire contains either 8 or 14 modular sections with optics to put the light where it’s needed.
Details can be found in the White Paper on the “Lighting quality perceived in offices” research study
4 Sleek surface fitting for multiple applications Luxonic’s Alterlux LED surface luminaires have a range of outputs. The fitting can integrate with the ceiling because it is only 90mm deep and has a simple design. There are square light fittings in two sizes and a linear option, all with a high transmissive acrylic satin lens.
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: 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)
2 An LED batten to replace fluorescent Tamlite is targeting industrial and retail applications with its Micro LED batten. It has the same glare-free light quality as a fluorescent batten, but with the efficiency advantages of LEDs.
Owner: Derwent, London (GB) Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), London (GB) Lighting design: GIA Eqation, London (GB)
The St Martin Tower in Frankfurt heralds a new era of office architecture, impressing with both its purist design language and a genuine commitment to active social responsibility. The lighting concept designed by architects msm meyer of schmitz-morkramer with Zumtobel is the foundation of the whole St Martin Tower complex.
Close collaboration between the likes of K. Dörflinger Gesellschaft für Elektroplanung mbH & Co. KG from Allendorf (electrical engineering) and EGT Gebäudetechnik GmbH from Triberg (building technology) enabled efficient and effective realisation of the initial plans.
Offices, childcare facilities, a fitness centre, ancillary rooms and an underground car park – many aspects united by one impressive lighting solution using LED luminaires from Zumtobel.Built by Immo Hansa Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, this office complex meets the highest standards of architecture, design and quality.
The elegant and vertically oriented light metal facade, housing 18 office floors with a total of 17,740-square-metres of rentable space, contains a large number of workplaces close to a window. Opal light channels embedded in the walls with integrated intercom facilities give the elevator lobbies a distinct air of elegance and PANOS infinity LED downlights help spread a pleasant lighting atmosphere throughout the hallways.
A variety of office layouts are possible. Classic individual offices offer scope for creative freedom and the utmost privacy, whilst open-plan offices encourage team-oriented cooperation. However, this kind of flexible interior design naturally places high demands on the lighting solution.
The SEQUENCE LED luminaire creates a pleasant all-round atmosphere. The customised SEQUENCE track also guarantees the necessary flexibility required for new tenants or future redevelopment. The energy efficiency achieved during use is equally important.
This task is expertly handled by the LUXMATE LITENET lighting management system. The exquisite lighting solution is not just all about the interior – it also adds a welcoming level of visibility to the building when the sun goes down.
The SEQUENCE track has been installed on all floors of the tower, as well as in the 7-storey core of the development with 7,536-square-metres of rentable space. The generously proportioned external plaza, intended as a central location for communication and exchanges, has an internal equivalent in the form of the foyer.
Spanning two storeys with a marbled dark grey natural stone floor, this imposing area is illuminated by a series of PANOS infinity LED downlights. Step inside and the eye is inevitably drawn to a mosaic of the austere monk St Martin, the namesake of the project, which is beautifully showcased with DIAMO wallwashers.
The reception desk, where DIAMO LED downlights also feature, is more than just about controlling access. It is designed to be an initial contact point for all kinds of interaction. The foyer leads onto a modern 600-square-metre gastro-experience world with integrated coffee bar.
In line with the rest of the building, employees and visitors are welcomed during the day by an open and light-filled atmosphere. In the darker hours, special versions of the multi-functional SUPERSYSTEM LED lighting tool add to the ambience with its unique charm.
Owner: ACE Headquarters Architect: Elie Safi – ACE Consulting Photos: Robert-James Bova
Symantec helps consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. They offer security, storage, backup and availability software, along with professional services to support the software. Symantec is one of the most used certificate authorities, according to W3Techs. The Symantec office in Dubai covers the complete Middle East region and offers the opportunity of a training centre as well.
Owner: Land Securities, London (UK) Architect: LSM, Washington (US) Lighting design: Seider Ligthing Design, Berlin (DE) Electrical consultants: Hilson Moran Partnership, London (UK) Electrical installations: Phoenix Electrical Company Ltd, London (UK) Photos: Richard Bryant, arcaidimages.
Owner: Symantec Office Lighting design: Acoulite Photos: Robert James Bova
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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.
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Owner: Google Headquarters, London (UK) Architect: Penson, London (UK) Electrical installations: Elite Electrical, London (UK)
Untouched by time, the colossal cast stone figures still stand in the protected monument to technology. Employees and customers are no longer met at the entrance by history buffs, but rather by Mercury, the patron saint of merchants, and Borussia, the female personification of Prussia. The landmarked and protected historic structure was discreetly enhanced by integrating a black concrete sculpture, which complements the historic structure at an appropriate distance in order not to violate the monument protection regulations.
The design of the ceiling as a heating/cooling ceiling required the use of surface-mounted instead of recessed ceiling luminaires. With a micro prism lens and a UGR value below 19, they provide optimal, homogeneous and glare-free light at the workplace. In addition, the approximately 1,000 luminaires were manufactured in a customised size of 100 x 1,845 millimetres and arranged to enable future flexibility of the workplace layout.Linear luminaires (SUPERSYSTEM special versions) installed in the middle zones of the offices had to be integrated to fit exactly into the pre-fabricated architectural elements. They illuminate the communication or retreat areas which are furnished in colourful contrast to the wood appearance. The 40 millimetre wide LED light lines are combined with oak trim over a length of several metres. The disguise is perfect – not the luminaire, but only the light is visible.
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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)
All luminaires are connected to daylight sensors and motion detectors. Due to the HVAC engineering and lighting concept, the IZM was designed as a green building. It was also awarded a gold certificate by the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate Management (ÖGNI).Zumtobel. The Light.
The One New Change shopping and office complex, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel and developed by Land Securities, undoubtedly boasts the largest and most impressive mirror in London’s inner city.
Ever-changing fragmented images of the mighty Saint Paul’s Cathedral are reflected in the dramatic, multi-faceted façade. The global law firm K&L Gates has set up business on two of the building’s four office floors.
The Symantec office has several spacious meeting rooms that are used for customer trainings. With its slim and unobtrusive design, the LINCOR LED luminaire draws an elegant line through the meeting rooms. Arranged as parallel light lines LINCOR adds an expression of maximum linearity to the room. This makes the space look very elegant and neat. LINCOR does not only enrich architectural concepts but also impresses through very high efficiency. The large direct component, combined with excellent efficiency of 88 lumens per watt, optimises the energy balance. The indirect light component increases visual comfort with gentle illumination of the ceiling.
In the trend of the timesThe renovation of the Angel Building in the North of London, which included an extension by 9,300 m², is impressive both from an architectural and an energetic point of view. Low energy requirements and high quality lighting were central conditions specified for this major renovation that transformed a six-storey 1980s office building into a BREEAM recognised ‚Green Building‘.
Producing a high standard working environment with low energy consumption was difficult in the sense that the designers had to come to terms with the restrictions of the original building: the location of the building in the corner of the plot means that one of its facades is curved, so that lighting fixtures with special lengths had to be used.
At the same time, the lighting was required to fulfil high quality standards with regard to efficiency and similarity to daylight. The work places in the building are therefore illuminated with a dynamic lighting system – using DALI controlled direct/indirect luminaires in two colour temperatures (3000 K and 4000 K) supplied by Zumtobel.
Zumtobel. The Light.
Iconic Award 2013 in the Corporate Architecture category The coveted MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012 in the Offices Category, International Property Award Winners – Arabia 2012 for Best Office Architecture, The Middle East Architects Awards 2012 (First Prize for Commercial Project of the Year & First Prize for Sustainable Project of the Year
Enhance identification with a cause, an objective or an enterprise by:Enhancing the employees’ sense of well-being: only people who feel supported in their work to optimum effect will identify with their employerEnsuring that the corporate values are reflected in the lighting solutionEnhancing the symbolic power of architecture
Zumtobel’s contribution towards the LEED certification is over 1200 energy efficient luminaires around the meeting rooms and general areas. Flexible work stations for casual one-on-one meetings are located all around the common areas. The lighting solution illuminating these areas had to be as flexible as the setup itself. SLOT LIGHT II proved as a perfect fit providing the high efficiency and excellent lighting quality. By producing perfect lighting conditions without annoying reflections on screens such as laptops or iPads, SLOT LIGHT II can be arranged freely anywhere in the room regardless of the position of the workstation. The calm pure light lines bring uniformity to the space and act as a seamless design feature.
Owner: Kaspersky, Moscow (RU) Architect: ABD architects, Moscow (RU) Lighting design: ABD architects, Moscow (RU)
The atmosphere in the conference rooms is perfectly enhanced by the lighting solution. CARDAN LED recessed luminaires, mounted at specified intervals, can be swivelled though 30 degrees.
With an area of nearly 2,500 square metres the office building houses Eberle’s architecture studio “be baumschlager eberle”, as well as other offices, a cafeteria and two famous galleries. The light solution is optimally adapted to the different lighting requirements. The decorative LINARIA luminaire provides for general lighting and ideal light conditions for orientation of the residents and visitors throughout the building. Optimal illumination of the office workplaces is ensured by functional and aesthetic standing luminaires. LED spots of the PANOS INFINITY series deliver very high-quality light for homogeneous general illumination of the traffic areas on the office floor.
Washington-based architects LSM designed the 10,000 square metre office area in cooperation with lighting designer Christopher Seider of Seider Design in Berlin. “For the international expansion of K&L Gates, we developed a clear and modern aesthetic with a unique synergy of light, spatial expression and incorporating of artwork,” says Debra Lehman-Smith, design partner at LSM. “Important aspects of this concept are the use of daylight and integration with the surrounding environment.”From the reception area, the café and the large conference rooms, one has a direct view of the dome of the Baroque cathedral amidst multifarious reflections. The interplay of space and illusion is so typical of that period in history and it continues in the contemporary manner in the K&L Gates interior spaces. Customised continuous row SLOTLIGHT from Zumtobel provide the basic lighting by accenting the edges of the ceiling planes and columns. The light axes are mirrored in the numerous transparent glass interior walls, overlapped with fragmented Baroque images. The continuous row lighting also serves to subtly delineate the different areas of the office: while a colour temperature of 3,000 K dominates the general areas, the workspaces are illuminated with 4,000 K.The result of this intensive cooperation between the architect, lighting designer and luminaire manufacturer is a simple, elegant and characteristic continuum of lines, images and space. Or, as the architect Debra Lehman-Smith says: “We have been working with K&L Gates for nearly 20 years. But the London project is truly the pinnacle of this process.” Zumtobel. The Light.
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.
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 way we use offices is changing. Lighting has to change too
What if all the UK’s offices, schools and doctor’s surgeries upgraded their lights?
A gentle welcome to LondonOn account of its dimensions alone, the 10.5 m high foyer of the new Ropemaker Place office tower located on the outskirts of London compels people to enter the building, stop and look around.
Without fail, their eyes will be caught by the huge windows, the cosy seating area, the walls covered with walnut panels and, eventually, the ceiling. Gently curved like a wave, the ceiling is a truly spectacular structure.
From here, the spacious lobby and the area extending to the porch are conspicuously flooded with pleasant light.
Owner: Baumschlager Eberle, Lustenau (AT) Architect: Baumschlager Eberle, Lustenau (AT) Lighting design: Symetrys, Lustenau (AT) Lighting technology: Graf Elektro, Dornbirn (AT) Electrical installations: Graf Elektro, Dornbirn (AT)
Reduce costs by means of: Lighting solutions which are energy-efficient, resource-saving and durable Integration of lighting management, optimised use of daylight and maintenance services Investment in the employees’ satisfaction and well-being
Owner: Siemens Headquarters Abu Dhabi Architect: David Ardill, Sheppard Robson Lighting design: BlueHaus Photos: Robert James Bova
Every day, Kaspersky Lab’s virus scanners detect more than 300,000 new harmful files. In order to achieve this, more than 1,600 staff members of the Russian software company work at the head office in Moscow alone.
What they definitely need to do their exacting job effectively is a quiet atmosphere and bright rooms. Therefore, when the new offices were planned, creation of a stress-free environment providing maximum convenience for staff members was a top priority.
Of course, the same high standards applied to the lighting solutions: apart from traditional offices, the right light for flexible work situations had to be created, with flexibility and customisability being decisive criteria.
Sustainable building was also very important to the company, and required the architects and designers involved to install building services based on efficiency and environmental compatibility.As far as the lighting solution was concerned, Zumtobel provided major support: the uniformly illuminated SLOTLIGHT II LED light line was introduced as an interior design feature throughout the premises.
It highlights the purist design of the new headquarters and cannot fail to impress on account of its light output ratio and efficiency. It can be arranged in the room as required, provides beneficial light for pleasant general lighting, and creates perfect lighting conditions without any annoying reflections on tablets or displays when people meet in informal communication areas.
The circular design of the opal ONDARIA LED luminaire provides a soft accent in the otherwise linear design. ONDARIA, too, creates a harmonious atmosphere in rooms and areas reserved for communication.
In the offices, the AERO II pendant luminaire ensures excellent lighting quality at the workstations. WaveGuide technology combined with the MPO+ micro-pyramidal optic provides the requisite scope for arranging the desks independently of the luminaires.
Thanks to the possibility of controlling the indirect and direct light components separately, just one luminaire is enough to create a variety of lighting scenes and provide the right light for every task.
The integral lighting solution is completed by the ONLITE emergency lighting system, which once again demonstrates that sustainability and good design make an unbeatable team.
The iF product design winner ECOOS illuminates the open office areas in a continues row light band. The microprismatic optic makes the luminaire sparkle like crystal. Furthermore the luminaire provides all-round 360° light using just one light source. This makes it not only very appealing but also enhances the workspaces in an economically efficient way.
Fact Mellow Light 5: Best-in-class fluorescent lamp with a light output ratio of up to 96% Latest-generation LED produces the same amount of light with 40% smaller installed load Large potential savings thanks to generally dimmable LED luminaires
The design brief to the architect had to meet a reduced energy demand by 65% and water by 50%. Zumtobel was eager to get on board and support the design vision through an energy efficient lighting solution. The architecture of the building allows plenty of natural daylight in the offices. The adjustment between natural daylight and artificial light is controlled through daylight and motion sensors. The sensors regulate the light levels throughout the entire building by only adding as much artificial light as actually required. Light switches are nowhere found in the office except in areas without windows, ensuring no light is wasted.
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.
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.
Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE) is a global consulting and engineering firm established over 50 years ago. Staffed and organized to provide “multi-disciplinary” architectural and engineering consulting with quality services to their clients. The headquarters are based in Beirut Lebanon where Zumtobel has realized a lighting solution with main focus on energy efficiency.
People are becoming more conscious about their environment and how to improve sustainability. Symantec sets a great example of how to achieve this without compromising quality. Employees are able to identify themselves with the company as long as they feel comfortable and happy.
Findings from the global user study on lighting quality perceived in offices, which was conducted jointly with the Fraunhofer Institute of Labour Planning and Organisation (IAO): Preferred illuminance level significantly higher than specified in relevant standardsHigh demand for artificial lighting, even in summerDiffering colour temperature preferencesControllable lighting increases people’s well-beingBroad approval of direct/indirect lighting
SEQUENCE LUXMATE LITENET SUPERSYSTEM CARDAN LED DIAMO PANOS INFINITY
The office space is illuminated with the iF Design product PANOS Infinity. The downlight provides a uniform diffuse light distribution throughout the task and general areas. The excellent colour rendering is ensured through red/white LED technology which reproduces nearly the entire light spectrum. With a system light output of up to 84 lm/W, PANOS INFINITY is twice as efficient as conventional downlights, on average. The wide range of the PANOS Infinity family allowed maximum design freedom using the round, square and surface mounted options.
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.
Fact SLOT LIGHT II: Compared with a T16 continuous-row system with 41 lm/W, SLOTLIGHT II LED boasts an impressive increase in efficiency of 22 lm/W or more.
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His concept: the entire building was based on a modular principle with serial components. Surface-joined pillars integrated in the façade support wood-concrete composite elements, which are held in the middle axis by a steel girder. The wood façade itself is protected by canopies from the effects of weather and overheating in the summer. If the current capacity for 270 employees should ever prove to be insufficient, additional storeys can be added to the building at any time. The necessary static measures have already been taken.Inside, the foyer is very impressive with a coloured light installation by Miriam Prantl. The interior would of otherwise, been dominated by wood. The artificial lighting of the interior takes this into account: with the exception of the conventional luminaires in the basement, all luminaires are executed as LED versions. Essentially, the lighting consists of custom LED light lines that are adapted to the exact characteristics of the different areas and emphasise the extremely long length of the office building. All workplaces are located near the large window areas on both sides to ensure the best possible combination of daylight and artificial light.
Straight lines had to be maintained on the executive floor and in the boardrooms of the office. Soothingly pure light in uniformly illuminated lines made SLOTLIGHT LED an excellent fit. The light lines guarantee an outstanding lighting effect. Compared with a T16 continuous-row system SLOTLIGHT LED boasts an impressive increase in efficiency. In the general areas of the building SLOT LIGHT LED provides guidence with a calm diffuse light.
Mr. Harald Waitl, Head of Real Estate for Siemens Middle East “With innovative concepts like the Green Building Initiative and the energy efficiency program, Siemens Real Estate optimizes resource allocation while making buildings more energy efficient at the same time. This applies not only for our construction projects but as well for our own offices worldwide. Our Middle East Headquarters are based in Masdar City Abu Dhabi, which is considered one of the most sustainable places on earth. In order to achieve our LEED Platinum certification the building was designed to use 45% less energy than typical buildings. The lighting solution made a significant contribution towards the energy efficiency of the building. The eco+ label and environmental product declaration of the Zumtobel products helped us identifying the right criteria related to energy efficiency, environmental relevance and application 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.
“The biggest challenge was to establish a connection with nature and with the surrounding environment.” Filippo Pagliani, architect, Park Associati
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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: Agentur Boros, Berlin (DE) Architect: Jens Casper, Realarchitektur, Berlin (DE) Lighting design: SUPERSYMETRICS Aysil Sari | Herbert Resch, Zug (CH) Electrical installations: ETM Elektrotechnik Müller, Müncherberg (DE)
Based on our latest office study with Fraunehofer over 82 per cent of survey participants prefer a lighting solution with combined direct/indirect components. Moreover, study participants who have direct/indirect lighting above their workstation have a much more positive assessment of their wellbeing than participants with purely direct lighting. Symantec adapted their office design in all ways to criteria’s that make their employees feel at ease. The lighting designer created a highly motivated and efficient atmosphere using the influence and characteristics of light.
MELLOW LIGHT IV 2LIGHT ORILED PANOS HELISSA ONLITE ARTSIGN ONLITE PURESIGN ONLITE PROOFSIGN
Owner: Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Abu Dhabi (AE) Architect: Aedas, Abu Dhabi (AE) Electrical consultants: Arup, London (UK) Electrical installations: BK Gulf, Dubai (AE)
LED fittings like this one from Zumtobel can transform your workspace
The little helper in everyday life MICROS and the IF design award winning PANOS INFINITY downlights illuminate the general areas of the office such as the reception and corridors. MICROS convinces through Maximum functionality from minimum size. PANOS INFINITY is the new age of light and efficiency and with its excellent colour rendering of 90 there is no compromise on lighting quality.
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)
Interacting with the architecture and adding a special design feature ACE consulting decided for the surface mounted option of PANOS Infinity in the staircases of the building.
The SALEWA / Oberalp Group has built its new headquarters in compliance with all aspects of sustainability. A building has been created that perfectly matches the geographic situation and the SALEWA brand, as well as the history of the company, offering staff members an ideal environment to burgeon and be successful.
Distinguished with the “Work&Life” certificate of the ClimateHouse agency, the building fulfils all criteria with respect to ecological, economic and social sustainability. In this context, the photovoltaic system installed on the roof deserves special mention: it supplies the entire building with electricity autonomously, providing for a marked reduction in CO2 emissions.
Apart from a day nursery, staff members dispose of a fitness centre and many other facilities.