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fdcreative design an out of this world lighting scheme for RocketSpace


dcreative were commissioned to design a lighting scheme for San Francisco-based RocketSpace’s, new tech campus specifically designed to help tech start-ups scale. Working together with LOM architects, fdcreative were tasked with designing a lighting scheme that worked with the campus workspaces. The Brief to the design team was to create a flexible work environment for up to 1,500 people in the Regent’s House building which included converting the loading bay into a double-height state-of-the-art event space, and NatWest’s former cash vault into a lounge and games room. The basement level had no natural daylight, so the lighting design was integral in creating a consistent look and feel throughout the area. The basement lighting scheme also had to incorporate a double height space used to provide shared social, interactive networking hubs, event space, teaching facilities, media pods, bar and meeting rooms. The lounge and games room was lit using a mixture of decorative pendants located over seating areas to create an intimate space for people to meet and relax. This was coupled with

surface mounted downlights, linear LED wall washers and table lamps to create an environment reminiscent of the John Le Carre novel ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.’ The lighting was zoned and dimmed to create the desired mood providing emphasis on the soft seating and pool table. Lighting in the reception area also needed to emphasise the RocketSpace brand. fdcreative used linear LED pendants mounted directly over each desk area to create even lighting. Surface mounted LED downlights were used for general lighting along with a huge bespoke linear pendant which ran around the open plan area. All lighting was Dali dimmable using the Lygo lighting control system allowing the end user to have the ability to control zones of lighting. The Auditorium entails an impressive double height, the lighting design featured linear LED pendants which provided general lighting, low level recessed step lights and television quality lighting units. fdcreative worked with the Services Engineers Troup Bywaters and Anders Engineering Partnership to ensure the

system provided the best possible lighting solution for each requirement as the lighting had to work in a variety of ways and integrate seamlessly with the audio visual and television system. The contractors removed the existing casing to the feature staircase in the main reception area which provided another challenge for fdcreative. Lighting had to be provided to the reception desk, but this was difficult as there was no actual ceiling directly above the reception desk. Therefore, fdcreative introduced high powered LED directional spot lights to the underside of the stair structure.

Multi-brand lighting solution


ugano Convention Center in Switzerland has opted to replace its lighting system with an integrated lighting solution from the Zumtobel Group that meshes seamlessly with the architecture of the building. The solution brings together state-of-the-art LED lighting techology and control technology from the Zumtobel, Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel Group Services brands. In a further lighting refurbishment phase, three conference rooms are currently being equipped with the lighting technology from the Zumtobel Group. The project originally began at the end of 2014, when the City of Lugano decided to refurbish the lighting at the facility which was built in 1975. With the new lighting technology, 30


the solution now offers greater user-friendliness and flexibility, a higher level of energy efficiency and at the same time a marked drop in energy consumption. The immutable concrete architecture of the building proved particularly challenging for the future lighting solution, not only in the main hall but throughout the Convention Center, because the existing recesses in the ceiling dictated the installation envelope and thus the dimensions of the luminaires themselves. The breadth of the Zumtobel Group’s product portfolio across all brands made it easier to handle this task. In the corridors and cloakroom areas, the former lighting was replaced by

BaseLED downlights from Thorn and CREDOS downlights from Zumtobel. These luminaires deliver precisely the required luminous intensity and light quality, making them the perfect new lighting lineup. In the main foyer, SLOTLIGHT infinity and CREDOS downlights from Zumtobel create an optimal lighting scenario. Building & Facilities Management – October 2017

BFM October 2017  
BFM October 2017