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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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The Maastricht-based firms N architecten and N interieurarchitecten have developed a new working environment for the US company Boston Scientific. The concept featured Nimbus luminaires, which consistently and sustainably live up to the demands of a modern working environment. Photo: Roos Aldershoff<br />The planners selected a mixture of wide-area and selective lighting using Nimbus luminaires from the Modul Q and Modul R ranges in the zones with the desktop workplaces. Photo: Roos Aldershoff <br />In the meeting zone, the architects installed wide-area lighting with the L196 linear luminaire. Photo: Roos Aldershoff<br />An eye-catching, extravagant light sculpture hovers in the open staircase. General lighting is provided by Nimbus Q 36 luminaires. Photo: Roos Aldershoff<br />Wide-area lighting with a Nimbus Modul R 600 Project was also installed in the communal zones. Photo: Roos Aldershoff<br />As the planners commented: "The light concept with Nimbus luminaires makes a decisive contribution to the building's sustainability. It earned a LEED certificate in silver." Photo: Roos Aldershoff<br />The new Modul R Project suspended luminaires are available in three different sizes with diameters of 600, 900 and 1,200 mm. Photo: Nimbus Group / Frank Ockert<br />The large, suspended Modul R Project luminaires are suitable for all rooms in open-space offices. Photo: Nimbus Group / Frank Ockert<br />The Modul L 196 surface-mounted luminaire is suitable for wide-area room lighting for offices and workplaces. Photo: Nimbus Group / Frank Ockert<br />The very slim, height-adjustable Modul L 196 Sequence 2 linear LED luminaires (at the front) and the Modul L 196 suspended luminaire with indirect lighting. Photo: Nimbus Group / Frank Ockert <br /><br />The Modul Q 36 Project ceiling luminaire can be equipped with Wireless IQ and integrated daylight and ambient light sensors. Photo: Nimbus Group / Frank Ockert<br />The luminaires in the Modul Q Project range are easy to install and are characterised by their low height when installed. Photo: Nimbus Group / Frank Ockert<br />

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
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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
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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
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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 Häfele and Nimbus
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Nimbus has belonged to the Häfele Group since 2019. Located in Nagold, the internationally operating specialist for furniture fittings and lighting is indispensable for furniture production and the carpentry trade, while the Stuttgart-based Nimbus Group is held in high regard in the architecture sector. Two target groups, two different worlds. And yet they have come together and boast a broad joint portfolio of lighting systems for rooms and furniture as well as integrated lighting and acoustics solutions. Product development in the fields of light and acoustics is centred in Stuttgart.

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