Exploiting the potential of vertical lighting
With reference to sufficiency, the individual living modules of the MIMO design are spatially reduced to a minimum. The foyer on the ground floor, as a communal space, forms the core of the building. With a ceiling height of seven metres, the entire cubature of the building comes to the fore. This space is also characterised by a wooden staircase leading to the upper floor as the building's most important circulation zone. The requirements for a zonal lighting concept that could be programmed for different scenes were appropriately high.
Using ERCO Parscan LED track-mounted spotlights, the lighting in the foyer could be adjusted to its specific functional requirements thanks to different light distributions. Wallwashers with wallwash distribution illuminate the clay-bricked facade wall, thus increasing the perception of brightness in the room. Wallwashing in particular exploits the potential of human perception for sustainable architecture. A vertically illuminated surface appears brighter than a floor illuminated to the same extent. As well as saving energy, this method of lighting makes rooms appear more spacious. This effect is also achieved by Lightgap grazing light wallwashers in the adjacent communal kitchen, where general lighting is ensured by extremely uniform flooding of the rear wall due to the low ceiling height.