Anthropological Museum, Zurich
In the middle of the campus of the University of Zurich, is the twentieth year-old Museum of Anthropology. It shows the evolution of humans and provides answers to questions about our origins. With its remarkable conversion, the Atelier Peltier studio from Olten managed to make the museum inviting and bright. The lighting concept for the 270m² area was developed in collaboration with the lighting designer Bernhard Herzog from Langenthal. The aim was to use efficient lighting that emitted a high quality of light and had a long service life. Their decision to use the LED spotlight TWIST allowed them to selectively illuminate individually staged scenes and make them appear more lifelike through a high colour rendering. The flexible and maintenance-free LED spotlight TWIST was therefore extremely advantageous. Furthermore, the lighting solution proved very flexible as it could be installed in a network of tracks.
A biopharmaceutical company, with a branch in Switzerland, has expanded its infrastructure in collaboration with the architect team of Flubacher-Nyfeler + Partner Architekten AG. The newly established daycare centre is located in the adjacent recreational area, which borders the protected areas of green space and river banks, thereby ensuring the ideal conditions.
The daycare centre can be used by all the employees; it is divided into three childcare facilities, each of which consists of three separate building units. Each facility contains a large room for groups, playtime and quiet time, all of which are south-facing. The lighting design office of EE Design conceived the layout of the interior using KALA pendant lamps that provide a pleasant general lighting, which is supported by the architecturally intelligent inclusion of the sunlight.
Photos: Tom Bisig
An outlet of the French Roche Bobois furniture store, extending over 320 m2, was set up in a century-old, converted Benedictine monastery in Vienna. Generous portals and a coordinated interior design created an open, welcoming spatial layout that made different demands on the lighting concept. SPINAstrip, in a synthetic glass opal finish, was selected for the lighting system of the entire display area. The clear, discreet design of SPINAstrip, coupled with precision craftsmanship, provides a continuous line of light. The strip lighting of over 30m links the 5 rooms. To complement the tranquil ambient lighting, SPINAstrip lights were installed in the gallery with wall-washers, and HIT lights were used to positively project the furniture, wall pillars and display windows.
W°TRA Concept Store
At the beginning of December 2012 the W°TRA Concept Store opened in Samedan. This bright new boutique focuses on high-class interior furnishings, fashionable children’s clothing and accessories for women.
The spacious interior design in cool shades of white was optimized in teamwork between the proprietor, architect, and lighting specialist. Schumann Projekt of Altenkirchen/ (D) took over the shopfitting and sales displays, while long-standing RIBAG partner Futuraluce of St. Moritz was responsible for the lighting concept.
In view of the long opening hours, TWIST LED spotlights were the obvious choice. Not only are they outstandingly energy-efficient, but they also combine consistently high lighting quality with first-class appearance and minimalistic design to harmonize perfectly with the W°TRA Concept Store ambience. Moreover their technical sophistication – pivoting 360° and swivelling 90° – enables TWIST spotlights to optimally show up the goods on sale. In short: ideal flexibility for maximum convenience.
Instead of the former pharmacy, a modern chemist’s now greets passersby in the old town of the Bernese city of Langenthal in Switzerland. The lighting concept for this shop in the historically preserved old building is entirely made up of LED lamps.
Lighting designer Bernhard Herzog chose TWIST LED spotlights to meet his demands for energy efficiency and luminance tone. Not only the goods on sale are lit up by TWIST in Salute Chemist’s, but also the counters and pictures. The compact lighting design merges unobtrusively with the interior architecture by Blum and Grossenbacher, thanks to an attractive interplay of light with a colour concept comprising fresh green tones and cool anthracite structural accents.
The construction of the new kindergarten in the city of Sierre/Siders in the Rhône Valley in the Lower Wallis region has created around 200 childcare places. The striking premises and individual care in the kindergarten built on an urban site give the building a high profile presence within the local district.
The two to twelve year olds eat together in the spacious dining hall which looks out onto a small park. The kitchen is arranged on an open-plan basis so the children can watch their meals being prepared. KALAs used as pendant lighting illuminate the dining area with direct/indirect light distribution and can be adjusted to the ambient brightness thanks to dimmable DALI EVGs. The superb energy efficiency and high lighting comfort make KALA the ideal lighting object for modern and representative architecture.
In 2010 the Mobiliar general agency in Lenzburg moved into its premises in the Lenzportal new building which is near to the station and has been awarded the Minergie label. RIBAG produced the lighting concept for the insurance company in close collaboration with the interior design team of Emo Innenarchitektur AG from Langenthal. Orientated towards the building’s architecture, SPINAstrip blends cleverly into the office premises, providing even and efficient lighting.
The system lighting, with acrylic glass surfacing, is flexibly adjusted to suit the local conditions, for example in the form of a corner connection which visually links the rooms through the continuous conducting of light. Facing the window front, SPINAstrip supports the architecture through its colonnade arrangement. The twin flame SCIP lights set the mood in the meeting rooms.
Nordahl Grieg School
The Nordahl Grieg School is a modern new building in Bergen, Norway. Around 850 students and 150 teachers use the building which was completed in Autumn 2010. The dynamic architecture of the 14,000 m2 building reflects energy, selfconfidence and freshness.
The primary objective of the consulting architects LINK was to create a modern and progressive school with fixtures and fittings designed to cope with the challenges of tomorrow. This was the reason why significant importance was attached to sustainability in the choice of lighting. In the dining hall, cheerfully arranged SPINA pendant lights provide contemporary, graceful lighting. Additional SPINA pendant lights, fitted with perforated diffusers for reflection-free operation, are suspended over the tables in the lounge. SPINA’s reduced, stylish shape blends in smoothly with the architecture.
Surrounded by imposing lime trees the 9-apartment building reaches out over the roofs of Bäch on Lake Zurich. The architecture is striking, with straight lines; the apartments are characterised by open, spacious rooms with a high standard of finish.
The architecture is also reflected in the choice of lighting. The recessed TIRA strip lighting speaks a clear design language; lines of light integrated into walls and ceilings emphasise the clear architecture and bathe the rooms in pleasant, discreet and non-reflective light. The concept also continues in the stairwell itself with the strip lighting, the lighting on the individual floors transferring from the wall to the ceiling.
With the Covered Diamond apartment and office building the architects and interior designers of the Simmen Group have succeeded in creating a fascinating interplay between light, design and architecture.
Astra Platform Services
APS ASTRA Platform Services GmbH is an SES ASTRA company operating one of Europe’s most state-of-the-art transmitter stations in Unterföhring near Munich. The new Playout-Center enables APS to provide efficient, reliable service to television stations and production companies from all over the world, using state-ofthe-art technology.
The Technology Center not only sets benchmarks in the area of state-of-the-art broadcast technology but also meets the most stringent environmental requirements. The lighting concept for the broadcasting forms part of the sustainable method of construction. FLISC LED pendant lights provide for extensive, direct and indirect general lighting. The semicircular arranged workstations are also lit by SQUARE surface-mounted ceiling lamps. SPINAquick spots illuminate the corridor zones with shade 35, skilfully accentuating the architecture.