With the “Mobile Life Campus”, the Volkswagen AutoUni developed a new type of university. The master plan by HENN Architekten intended for five main buildings, a boarding house, and a communications forum on the 15 hectare-large area. Kardorff Ingenieure designed the artificial and natural lighting.
The offices are equipped with mounted luminaires. Placement parallel to the facade allows for easy adjustment and dimming in response to natural light.
The use of the same lighting fixtures for the seminar rooms, offices, hallways and stairwells gives the corporate university a uniform image.
The light structures lend support to the overlapping building segments.
The recessed entrance is marked by downlights.
The stairs are illuminated by wall luminaires or from the ceilings of the seminar cubes.
In the atrium, the intersecting, linear light structures become apparent.
All workstations are equipped with lights appropriate for computer screens and dependent upon natural light.
Pendant luminaires delineate the restaurant area.
High-bay reflector luminaires behind expanded metal mesh and linear fluorescent lamps with ring louvres provide for large forms and structures.
Artificial Light +
A serial product was developed as a family of lamps. Computer workstation lighting units, asymmetrical luminaires and general-diffuse luminaires with clear or diffuse covers are used throughout the entire building. It is shock-resistant and moisture-proof for long maintenance cycles. Manufacturer: Regiolux
An intensive investigation of the sunlight penetration yielded an optimized shading system. In order to sufficiently document all sunlight penetration scenarios, 24 films were taken into consideration.