Illuminating office and administration buildings
BMW plant, Leipzig
Matteo Fantoni studio, Milan
Office for visual interaction, New York
Brunner Kommunikationszentrum (communication centre), Rheinau-Freistett
Lufthansa Aviation Center, Frankfurt
Microsoft office, Tokyo
ABN AMRO, Sydney
Mark & Wendy Office, Shanghai
Functional light and good visual comfort for offices
Sufficient illuminances for demanding visual tasks are only one aspect of an ergonomic work station. A further key criterion for a comfortable work environment is visual comfort. ERCO therefore optimises luminaires to meet the requirements of efficient visual comfort , combining effective lighting technology for high light output ratios with optimum glare limitation.
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Using light to create atmosphere in the office
Perception-orientated lighting design goes far beyond the rules specified for horizontal illuminance. It seeks to ensure the wellbeing of employees at their workplaces. Zonal lighting for work surfaces, wall shelving and conference tables ensures a varied and attractive work environment. Vertical illuminance in offices provides a pleasant level of brightness in the field of vision, but also gives an open spatial impression.
Light as an expression of corporate identity
Architectural lighting is a powerful medium for companies to communicate their corporate identity. Lighting concept and choice of luminaires combine to produce a striking appearance - and so reinforce the corporate culture for staff and visitors. At night, the building can act as an expressive light signal in the urban space.
Efficient lighting for long-term savings
ERCO optimises the lighting technology against the actual lighting task to achieve maximum efficiency and excellent visual comfort. The efficient technology allows operators to reduce the number of luminaires and therefore also the investment costs. Long life and efficient lighting control guarantee lower operating costs for modern LED luminaires even in the long term.
Effective lighting technology with LEDs
The advantages of efficient LED luminaires include excellent luminous efficacy and a long life. A service life of 50,000 hours ensures maintenance-free operation in offices over 20 years. A reduced connected load also means less heat input, which has a positive effect on the operating costs for ventilation and air conditioning.
Lighting control for efficiency and atmosphere
Lighting control in the office presents three essential advantages: 1. The illuminance does not usually need to be as consistently high as specified, but can be reduced. 2. A daylight-dependent control system reduces the electricity requirement. 3. Zoning allows individual control based on activity and preference. Lighting control also lets employees adjust the atmosphere to suit their own ends.
BSH Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte NetherlandsCradle-to-cradle, a concept for sustainable and ecological architecture. As a company, BSH Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte has consistently implemented this concept in its new sales office building in the Netherlands - right down to the aspect of efficient and comfortable lighting using ERCO's LED technology.
Sparkasse WürzburgIn the premises of the savings bank in Würzburg's city centre, the designers opted for lighting tools from ERCO, using a range of different products including T16 light structures, Skim recessed ceiling luminaires and Compact 100 downlights.
Brunner Communication CentreThe new premises of the furniture manufacturer captivate with a unique ceiling design and a triangular layout of the showroom and office building.
New York City
New York Times BuildingDesigned by Renzo Piano for the New York Times newspaper, Manhattan's new skyscraper boasts an approximately 300-metre tall facade illuminated by ERCO lighting tools.
BMW Plant Leipzig, Central AreaThe bare chassis silently meander right through the offices at the BMW works in Leipzig: Zaha Hadid designed this spectacular link building between the shop floors which reflects the dynamics of the marque in both architecture and lighting.
Offices and administration buildings in the Light Scout
Places with offices and administration buildings illuminated by ERCO
ERCO illuminates over 16400 offices and administration buildings worldwide. Investors and companies have opted for ERCO's lighting tools and expertise to ensure professional lighting of their work stations and buildings.
Illuminating a horizontal surface is one of the most common lighting tasks. Most of the lighting tasks governed by work place standards and standards for pedestrian traffic routes come under this category, whether these be the illumination of work surfaces or the actual floor.
Published in October 2007
Brunner Communication Centre, Rheinau
L’architecture d’entreprise, un facteur de succès
Published in April 2006
Ingenhoven Architects, Düsseldorf
Published in December 2005
Digital Port Consultancy Centre, Rotterdam
Published in September 2003
ING Bank, Amsterdam
Published in April 2003
Clarity and short distances: The new GIRA building in Radevormwald
Published in April 2002
The Berlin Offices of Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony