The 89-meter high Sky Office introduces itself as a new landmark on the Kennedyallee in Düsseldorf and offers a splendid view. The design by Ingenhoven Architects distinguishes itself through its high degree of transparency, overall sculptural shape, and roof as a crowning finish.
The interior light scenario within Sky Office is predominantly influenced by exposure to natural light through the highly transparent facade. For this reason, the planning of the daylight and its interplay with artificial lighting were particularly important.
The transparent overall effect of the building is stressed through the generously and openly designed entrance area.
For the offices themselves, which are flooded for the most part with natural light by day, the light planners developed a customized office luminaire.
Artificial Light +
The special office luminaires take three aspects into consideration: low power consumption through predominantly direct lighting, a subdued illumination of the facade through an 8W additional lamp, and flexible mounting that requires no installation into the actual building structure.
To optimize the quantities of daylight, avoid glare, and to investigate critical areas in the facade structure which could be penetrated by sunlight, various calculations for standard room types were conducted regarding the pre-selected exterior slatted blinds, diverse anti-glare products, and other samples.