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Stories

Events

EuroShop 2017, Düsseldorf

Lighting concepts in a retail context intend to stir emotions using evocative light scenes to set off new fashion collections or vehicles, the latest book releases at a fair, or fresh delicatessen. But which lighting tools give the designer flexibility to execute projects of any scale and complexity? At the 50th EuroShop the ERCO booth will focus on ERCO lighting technology based on in-house developed LED photometrics, offering a cohesive toolbox of modular lighting tools for stunningly expressive concepts. To demonstrate their creative potential at EuroShop, ERCO will give three-dimensional expression to its range of light distributions.

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Youfresh bistro, Berlin

Amid familiar fast food giants at the Mall of Berlin is a small but stylish shop that sets itself apart with baskets of fruit and vegetables pointing to a wide choice of freshly made snacks, juices and salads. pea green and white dominate its logo and interior in a concept designed to communicate, in response to the current food trend, that healthy fast food is not a myth. For added appeal, the wide selection of vitamin-packed goodness is illuminated by flexible ERCO lighting tools designed to create a warm and inviting ambience in a compact setting.

Culture

"Matthew Penn - Illuminating Characters" travelling exhibition, Barcelona

The penetrating life-look that fixates visitors from the darkness of the wall-mount could be unsettling in its intensity, yet it is only upon much closer observation of this over-sized portrait that it becomes clear that the artwork is not a photograph but rather an oil painting. The almost sculptural effect of the hyper-realistic artwork of Matthew Penn is the pinnacle of complete perfection in the Chiaroscuro style, which naturally works with dramatic contrasts between light and dark, helped, with excellent effect, by the precision accentuation delivered by ERCO spotlights. Matthew Penn is now proud, as is ERCO, that these exhibits are to be showcased at an event in the historic rooms of the Palau Robert in Barcelona from 23 September – 9 October 2016.

Community

Kingsford Smith International Airport, Sydney

Handling close to 40 million passengers each year, Kingsford Smith International Airport is Australia’s largest and busiest hub. Terminal 1 was opened in 1970 and, due to the international flights, is considered the gateway to the world. After extensive refurbishment focused primarily on the security control point as well as the retail and departure area at its far side, the terminal has been shining in a new light since autumn 2015. Its transformation is owed in no small part to ERCO. The Lüdenscheid Light Factory supplied the Skim downlights that now illuminate this section of the terminal with brilliantly efficient ambient lighting.

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Fiorital delicatessen, Padua

ERCO lighting tools illuminate an exclusive delicatessen store with restaurant: Premium seafood distributor Fiorital recently opened an exclusive establishment in a prime location at the heart of Italy’s northern city of Padua, offering fresh and frozen fish and fine food from around the world in an elaborately designed space of 400m2. The appetising array of carefully selected foods and products is presented in cabinets and shelving, on tables and counters, effectively illuminated with crystal clear ERCO LED light.

Hospitality

Halle 32 restaurant, Gummersbach

When the steam boiler factory on the Steinmüller site in Gummersbach closed, only “Halle 32” remained intact and is now used as an event centre with restaurant. The primary concern of the architect in converting the industrial building was to maintain its character. Today, original rough brickwork, concrete and quarry stones are evidence of numerous extension and structural alteration works, the crane runway and the roof construction underlining the former charm of the twelve metre high hall.

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Mykita store in the Bikini Berlin concept mall

It is a tribute to Berlin: With its second outlet opened, the eyewear manufacturer demonstrates commitment to the city that already houses its production and head office. The new shop integrates neatly in the Bikini Berlin, a concept mall with boutiques, cafés and restaurants. Built between 1955 and 1957 based on ­designs by architects Paul Schwebes and Hans Schoszberger, the structure was upgraded and meticulously redesigned in recent years. With plans drawn up by Belgian architectural firm SAQ, the upgrade was implemented by Hild und K from Munich as executive architects.

Hospitality

Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt, Hamburg

The Ameron Hotel is the first hotel to open in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt a short while ago. In recent years, the warehouses, largely brick buildings dating back to the 19th century, have been converted into museums, restaurants, offices and cultural facilities. The Ameron Hotel comprises two sections: A former office building in post-war modernism style now accommodates 192 rooms and suites, a bar, the wellness area and the lobby, whereas the previous coffee exchange opposite a canal is used for events.

Hospitality

Parkbad Volksdorf Water Park, Hamburg

Be it all-weather pool, saline spa or sauna village – architectural firm bs2architekten in Hamburg designs structures with a focus on public baths and sports facilities, wellness and rehabilitation centers. A recent project of the firm involved the renovation of the historic Water Park Parkbad Volksdorf in Hamburg. The Compact downlight supplied by ERCO ensures optimum color rendition with excellent glare control and low maintenance requirements.

Work

Oncology Center, Dillingen

In times passed, when medical practices were primarily designed with a focus on a sterile, clinical appearance, today’s health facilities are increasingly recognized by their homely interior. The Oncological Centre in Dillingen, Germany and headed by Professor Dirk Hempel was planned in the best possible way to try to help patients feel at ease throughout their treatment. The Opton spotlight with its precise, brilliant light creates a bright and pleasant atmosphere that lifts the low ceilings and creates visual space.

Culture

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava

The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum is located less than 15km south of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, on the borders of three neighbouring countries, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. A recently completed, lavish extension of the structure – voted “Building of the Year” in Slovakia just a short while ago – raises the appeal of this cultural showcase project. The museum complex, considered one of the most interesting projects of its kind in Central Europe, is completely bathed in ERCO light.