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The three-storey building planned by the Duesseldorf architect agency ingenhoven architects is a landmark of the Duesseldorf University grounds and has been designed for approx. 1,500 students and 130 employees. Thanks to glass facades and open, flexible room structures, the concept of the modern faculty building for economics ensures transparency and improved communication within the scientific faculty. 

"With the Oeconomicum we created optimal conditions for innovative research!" says Patrick Schwarz-Schütte, Managing Director of the Schwarz-Schütte foundation and builder.

Christoph Ingenhoven, renowned internationally for his sustainable architectural designs, designed an ecological concept for this building in order to reduce energy consumption to a minimum by developing the most modern technology. 

Downlights mounted with high performance 1x70W high pressure discharge lamps were used to ensure the even illumination of the 10 metre high atrium. The downlights are mounted directly on the cable conduits running below the concrete ceiling. The lower edges of the downlights connect precisely with the suspended ceiling elements in order to achieve a visually flush connection with the ceiling. This further contributes to visually obscuring the housing of the mounted downlights. Due to the design of the downlights mounted beneath the landings, the floor below is also evenly illuminated. The housings of the downlights are painted to match the colour of the stairs in RAL9007. The downlights in the corridors are integrated flush into the ceiling with the planar assembly system.

Project data

Architecture: Ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf
Lighting desing: Tropp Lighting Design, Weilheim
Photography: foto Krumnow, Bannewitz


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