24,5 x 13,6 cm
part of XAL headquarter / production hall from the nineteen-fifties / restructuring and renovation / laboratory for lighting design / new facade is a layer of profiled sheeting, variously perforated / barcode / three zones: open communication, open workspace, laboratories / open atrium / vertical green wall / park at the riverside / renewable energy technology
The competence center for one of the leading international architectural lighting companies represents a conversion of an existing factory building from the 70´s into a unique home base and lighting technology laboratory for pioneering research and development. Organized on three axis, the two outer ones accommodate the lighting technology laboratories equipped with cutting-edge technology and open workspace divided by half-height cabinets. The central axis contains a spacious communication and welcome area for customers and co-workers, meeting rooms, open workspaces, lounge, and recreation facilities such as cafeteria, playground, and quiet zones as well as a Zen-inspired atrium with a living wall. The outer face of the building corresponds to calm, clear aesthetic. Echoing the SEE THE LIGHT leitmotif in the corporate architecture, the facade translates the interplay of light and shade into a barcode. The perforated, trapezoidal, sheet metal facade wraps around the entire construction and traces the silhouette of the formal industrial building behind it. Towards the river, the building opens onto the park-style, outdoor, work and communication area, which continues the rigor and clarity of the corporate architecture.
Jörg Kindermann, Martin Lesjak, Michael Petar