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K3 Raumkonzept

Brumberg lighting project

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.

 

Remarkable and with high creative potential3

In the planning and implementation of the new company headquarters, the interior specialist K3 Raumkonzept from Bedburg Hau has riveted around sophisticated, extravagant architecture and interior design throughout. People have given free rein to their creativity with ambition and passion as is evident even from the outside. There is transparency thanks to large glass surfaces, reduced LED light, and unobtrusive exposed concrete walls that provide room to draw attention to the ingenious lines. The upper floor is enthroned as a large wedge on the ground floor and attracts the eye towards the interior. It was designed by Planwerkstatt, an internationally renowned specialist for brand architecture. K3 has taken up the building's design vocabulary with its asymmetries and transferred it to the interior. The white spaces are on display. We see white ceilings, walls, floors, white LED light and desks that are as asymmetrical and sloping as the building shell. Dark doors and shelves as well as wooden objects provide stark contrasts. The eye immediately picks up on the interesting environment, always seeking and discovering new ideas and details.

Weykamp and Brumberg.

In this project, the company Weykamp Elektrotechnik from Kleve shouldered the responsibility for the lighting design. The particular challenge was to find a lighting solution that would do justice to the demanding project in terms of aesthetics and functionality. The use of standard task lighting, for instance, by louvre luminaires, was ruled out from the outset. In terms of design, they soon found the solution they were looking for. A Brumberg LED ceiling surface-mounted luminaire (12075183) in the form of a dark cube was a perfect match for the lines and the theme of setting dark accents in the white space. Now, in addition to the design, the task was to find the right light for the room in order to achieve optimum ergonomic working conditions in terms of good, bright working light at the desk. The Brumberg LED ceiling surface-mounted luminaire used is equipped with a 3,000 K, warm white LED illuminant. However, that somehow did not match the room setting and would not have been a good choice for a working light. Brumberg therefore developed a solution and converted the luminaire to 4,000 K (neutral white) especially for this project.

This has resulted in a stellar lighting solution that perfectly matches the façade and interior and provides beautiful, no-glare working light. To sum up, it can be said that the interplay of all these elements has given birth to a whole range of creativity. And the result speaks for itself.

 

Project: New company headquarters building inclusive of interior design

Building owner: K3 Raumkonzept, Bedburg Hau

Architect: Planwerkstatt, Bedburg Hau

Lighting design: Weykamp Electrical Engineering, Kleve

Products: Ceiling surface-mounted luminaire (12075183) in 3,000 K and 4,000 K, LED conv. 350 mA

Scope of services: Consultation, product delivery, product adaptation

Fields of application:
Office | Communication

 

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