11. Juni 2018
More Communication and Efficiency
Medical equipment company opts for openness and light. The light concept also contributes to sustainability.
Hi-Res | Lo-Res
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
QR-Code of the media information