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22. Juni 2020

"NATURE" INDOORS
Colour as a concept: in Tübingen's new Landratsamt (district government office), the Lighting Pad not only impresses with its acoustic effectiveness and brilliant lighting effect but also with its display of natural colours.


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A further building has been added to Tübingen's Landratsamt in the idyllic surroundings close to the Mühlbach river. Photo: Roland HalbeFunctioning as aesthetic sound dampeners in Absorption Class A (the top category) and as a directed atmospheric light source above the conference tables, it is this dual effectiveness that makes the Lighting Pad so unique and that convinced the architects they had made the right choice. Photo: Roland HalbeIn terms of colour, the Pads pick up on the nuances of the surroundings, and their natural shades of Soft Moss, Vineyard and Nightfall reflect the vegetation of the surrounding meadows and living roof on top of the building. Photo: Roland HalbeFunctioning as aesthetic sound dampeners in Absorption Class A (the top category) and as a directed atmospheric light source above the conference tables, it is this dual effectiveness that makes the Lighting Pad so unique and that convinced the architects they had made the right choice. Photo: Roland HalbeIn terms of colour, the Pads pick up on the nuances of the surroundings, and their natural shades of Soft Moss, Vineyard and Nightfall reflect the vegetation of the surrounding meadows and living roof on top of the building. Photo: Roland Halbe

When designing the new conference rooms in Tübingen's Landratsamt, Auer Weber Architekten discovered a very distinct quality of the acoustically effective Lighting Pads with their powerful lighting performance: thanks to their colour variations they enable harmonious integrations into the interior concept. The architects' intention was to reflect the colours of the idyllic Mühlaue, where the new office is situated, in the building's interior – gentle, natural colours meant to have a positive effect on the spatial atmosphere and, consequently, on the quality of dialogue. This fits in well with the sustainable constructions methods used to construct the low-energy building.

A new district authority office has joined the row of administration buildings along the "Mühlbach Meadows". A further building has been added to Tübingen's Landratsamt close to the Mühlbach river. The living roof of the low-energy building – which meets KfW Standard 55 – has been equipped with a photovoltaic system.

POSITIVE SPATIAL ATMOSHERE
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Having designed the existing buildings, Auer Weber Architekten from Stuttgart also planned the new 9.6-million-euro four-storey building. The architects carried over the horizontal divisions of the existing buildings onto the new building with its vividly rhythmic facade. Around 120 workplaces in 58 offices, a meeting chamber and three conference rooms were incorporated into the new 2,700-square-metre Landratsamt, which is now able to meet the demands of a significant increase in staff. The rooms in the administration building are characterised by their outstanding spatial quality. 

STIMULATING AND GENTLE – THE COLOUR CONCEPT
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Nimbus Group Lighting Pads add fresh, colourful highlights to the conference rooms of Tübingen's new Landratsamt: in the stimulating yet gentle shades of Soft Moss, Vineyard and Nightfall, they seem to reflect the colours of the surrounding meadows in the building's interior. The Auer Weber firm of architects was particularly captivated by their functionality as a "combined lighting and acoustics solution". The opportunity to play with the natural shades brought even more added value in just one single product.

PLEASANT ACOUSTICS
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Discreet colours, natural materials and windows down to the floor all contribute to the pleasant atmosphere inside the new Landratsamt. The R 900 Lighting Pads feature a haptically pleasant fleece surface that exudes a certain warmth and goes some way to explaining the appeal of a product that also enables acoustically pleasant working in conference rooms from the first to the third floor.

Stuttgart, June 2020
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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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