Hotel Seegarten

Lighting technology. Just get in and relax.

Learning with a happy heart

How can we transform standard seminar rooms of an academy into vibrant learning spaces? How can we break out of rigid spatial concepts and design rooms flexibly both in terms of utilization and atmospheric conditions? These are some questions that had to be answered by the Arnsberg architectural office Keggenhoff |who are our partners in an intriguing modernization project of the IHK Arnsberg. The existing seminar rooms at the Hellweg-Sauerland Academy of Administration and Economics had to be transformed such that they could be easily adapted for various other purposes. Using sliding walls instead of fixed walls primarily created the variability in room size. Now, in order to be prepared for a wide variety of events ranging from seminars and company workshops to evening events, the decision was made to make intelligent use of light and illumination fixtures.

vitaLED®">® by Brumberg

Learning in a modern working environment. For students at the VWA Hellweg-Sauerland, it usually means that they have to attend their seminars at the weekend or in the evening after work. It's important, they are able to learn with full concentration and efficiency. It was in this context that architect Prof. Sabine Keggenhoff (certificate in civil engineering) asked her lighting designers (Gebro Herwig Engineering, Arnsberg) for the Brumberg vitaLED vital light. It offers a crucial advantage: The RGBW colored light ensures continuous regulation of white light (from 2,000 to 10,000 Kelvin) beyond the RGB color spectrum (red, green, blue). In this way, the blue light fractions in white light, which are essential for the human ability to concentrate and perform, can be optimally controlled.

If seminar rooms are to be converted into event rooms for evening functions, different colored, atmospheric scenarios can be implemented and called up via the vitaLEDvitaLED®">®control unit and illuminants. The interplay with light beamers and moving heads creates impressive luminaires ambiances that have wowed and intrigued the building owners. In this project, Brumberg supplied the control system as well as the illuminants. And since the latter had to be installed in existing luminaires within the context of modernization, Brumberg developed a special adapter ring.

The overall concept has been tried and tested in practice. The rooms can now be used in a much wider variety of capacities and the feedback from students is also overwhelmingly positive. This project is therefore a good example of what can be achieved when architecture, planning and lighting design work hand in hand.


Light for loft house and lobby.

Olaf Baumeister is, among other things, a WDR (West German Broadcasting Corporation) television chef, creator of gin and managing director of the Hotel Seegarten in Sundern on Sorpe Dam. Here is what he says about himself: "I like the sound of dishes and the voices in the restaurant, I like the smell and taste of natural ingredients in the kitchen, bold design and unusual furnishing materials". For otte - nöcker - planung, Architekten + Ingenieure, these were initially the ideal conditions for the redesign of the Hotel Seegarten. The objective was to design a "home made up of nothing but living rooms" exclusively with partners from the Sauerland and North Rhine-Westphalia. And all this using regional materials and products. The result is totally worth it: When you enter the loft house and lobby, you can immediately sense the pleasant ambience. For all those who want to relax after a stressful day, Hotel Seegarten offers cozy furniture, pleasant colors and a very soothing and finely controlled lighting in all rooms.

You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with QualityFlex and surface-mounted spotlights.

In coordination with the client, architects as well as tradesmen from the region, Brumberg has illuminated the different areas of the hotel such that guests and employees both feel at home. For this purpose, the architects from the Sauerland have supported the interior design with their tasteful furniture and additionally staged the lighting. Brumberg thus opted for a combination of direct and indirect light. The basic lighting is provided by QualityFlex LED flex boards recessed in niches and ceilings. A bright and at the same time warm, cozy light that creates a relaxed basic atmosphere - especially in the spa area. The rooms are flanked by surface-mounted LED ceiling luminaires with a textured black housing and matt gold interior. Luminaires of this kind provide warm light to add accents and brighten up areas that require more light. Here is the result: In all rooms, the luminaires have created a delight of lighting scenarios throughout, making you forget all your stress and daily routine.

Project: Extension of the loft house and redesign of the lobby

Building owner: Hotel Seegarten, Baumeister GmbH & Co. KG, Sundern

Architect: otte • nöcker • planung, Architekten + Ingenieure, Sundern

Lighting design: Brumberg GmbH & Co. KG

Products: LED- flex boards QualityFlex®, LED ceiling surface-mounted luminaire (12073183)

Scope of services: Consultation, lighting design, product delivery

Fields of application:
Hotel industry | Gastronomy


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