The German Lichtdesign Preis 2016 was presented in Munich on 12th May. Zumtobel featured as a partner of one of the winning projects with the Lufthansa Integrated Operation Control Center (IOCC).
The Lichtdesign Preis was introduced to recognise the work of lighting designers who craft lighting concepts that make a significant contribution to the quality of the built environment. This year the prestigious awards were handed out on 12th May in Munich’s Löwenbräukeller. The Lufthansa Integrated Operation Control Center (IOCC) ran out a clear winner in the Office / Administration category. The illumination concept created by lighting designers Katja Winkelmann, Robert von Sichart and Juan Rivera from the Licht01 Lighting Design office from Hamburg was realised using a Zumtobel lighting solution.
Light ceiling is controlled using the LUXMATE LITENET lighting management system
The IOCC Lufthansa is located on the top floor of a Lufthansa office building at Frankfurt Airport and houses the air traffic operations for planes flying to and from Frankfurt. The control centre is manned by shift workers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The architectural concept was faced with the challenges of optically defining individual working areas and creating separate zones in the 2500-square-metre room with a relatively low ceiling height of around 3 metres. The lighting design plays an integral role in the fulfilment of these objectives. A customised ceiling structure developed by the architects and lighting designers works in combination with a series of illuminated ceiling panels, which are made up of backlit microprismatic panels. These also have a skylight effect, conveying an impression of daylight for workplaces that are situated well away from any windows.
Zumtobel helped implement the special lighting solution with a custom-made recessed LED luminaire. The light ceiling is controlled using the LUXMATE LITENET lighting management system, which enables the adjustment of the colour temperature between 3000 and 6000 Kelvin and the modification of the lighting intensity. The lighting solution also includes a special version of the PANOS LED downlight.