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Media information  NIMBUS GROUP

11. Juni 2018

More Communication and Efficiency

Medical equipment company opts for openness and light. The light concept also contributes to sustainability.

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New working environments in companies are often characterised by openness. Buzz words such as flexibility, innovation and transparency determine the design concept for workplaces. The Maastricht-based firms N architecten and N interieurarchitecten have developed a corresponding interior concept for the US company Boston Scientific, which specialises in the manufacture of innovative medical equipment. The design featured Nimbus luminaires, which consistently and sustainably light up the new premises of Boston Scientific.

Multifunctional and open Meeting Zones

In 2016, the offices were redesigned to achieve lively communication between employees and more efficiency within the company. A major element of the new room layout is the opening-up of the structures. A vertical connection over several floors along the staircase has been installed in the centre of the building, thus creating a more airy and flexible space. Here multifunctional, open meeting zones encourage communication and open up visual links between the various zones and floors of the building. The planners used visually effective printed glass walls to separate the conventional desktop workplaces, which require quieter surroundings.

Attractive and impressive Workplaces

Nimbus LED luminaires featured prominently in the development of the new lighting concept. As the architects commented: "One of Nimbus's strengths is that its range includes consistent solutions for all lighting requirements." They then went on to say: "What's more, the Nimbus luminaires makes a decisive contribution to the building's sustainability. The sustainability concept earned a LEED certificate in silver."

The conference room was fitted out with a long Nimbus Modul L luminaire, whose light focus concentrates on the large table. The architects installed wide-area lighting in the open meeting and communal zones. The planners selected a mixture of wide-area and selective lighting with Nimbus luminaires from the Modul Q and Modul R ranges in the zones with desktop workplaces. An eye-catching, extravagant light sculpture hovers in the centre of the space around the open staircase. And so, also thanks to the lighting concept, the offices meet the demands of a modern working environment and provide attractive, impressive workplaces for employees and visitors.

The Building at a glance

Facts: Refurbishment of an office building, Kerkrade (NL)
Client: Boston Scientific
Interior architect: N architecten and N interieurarchitecten, Maastricht

Nimbus products used:
Modul R 600 Project
Modul L 196 surface-mounted
Modul L 196 suspended with indirect lighting with DALI as well as a presence detection and ambient light sensors
Modul L 196 Sequence 2
Modul Q 36
Modul Q 36 TT Modul Q 64

About the Nimbus Group

With its Nimbus Lighting and Rossoacoustic brands, the Nimbus Group belongs to the Häfele Group under the management of Sibylle Thierer, Jörg Schmid and Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl. The Nimbus Group's focus is on design innovation, room and furniture lighting, and integrated light-acoustics solutions. The Nimbus Group is located in Stuttgart and employs a staff of 111.

About Häfele

Häfele is an internationally operating company headquartered in Nagold, Germany. The family firm was founded in 1923 and today provides furniture fittings, architectural hardware, electronic access control systems and LED light to the furniture industry, architects, planners, carpenters, cabinet makers and dealers in over 150 countries around the world. Häfele develops and manufactures in Germany and Hungary. With its 8,000 employees, 38 subsidiaries and numerous dealerships, the Häfele Group achieved a turnover of 1.39 billion euros worldwide in fiscal year 2010 with exports accounting for 79% of sales.

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