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The new building of Sophie Barat School in Hamburg is modern and light-flooded. The lighting concept by SCHMITZ | WILA was specifically tailored to the varying building zones of the modern multifunctional building complex.

The entrance area of the Sophie Barat School opens into a spacious atrium that extends over two storeys with exposed-concrete seating steps and opens up the view through a glass front to the schoolyard.

CLEAR ceiling luminaires with a mix of direct and indirect light components set exciting accents and illuminate the atrium homogeneously.

In the new classrooms, the furniture is often rearranged in rows, U-shapes or groups of tables. This places high demands on the glare-free view in the room. The VARIATIC surface-mounted luminaires with high-precision microprismatic technology are the perfect solution for rooms with changing uses due to their all-round glare control.

The board lighting is provided by downlights from the ALPHABET ZONO product family. Featuring a shielding angle of α >30° the downlights afford perfect glare protection across the board thereby complying with the highest quality class EN12464-1.

The 410 m² sports hall in the basement features specifically developed ball-proof TENTEC downlights. Due to the secured protective screen made of thick PMMA, the LED is perfectly protected, further, due to well planned illumination, the ball is always perfect to see.

In addition to round CLEAR surface-mounted luminaires, TENTEC luminaires were also used for the corridors – now with light optic Corona ring, whereby the light of the downlights will be directed evenly onto the ceiling.

Unobtrusively attached to the beams continuous luminaires from the product family STRONG 55 light up the cafeteria, which is also used as a lounge. The wide beam opal cover directs the light efficiently and completely homogeneous into the room.

As a Catholic high school directly sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hamburg, the new building has a school chapel, which extends over two floors., specifically adapted products of SCHMITZ | WILA were used. The special versions of SIRO surface-mounted and pendant luminaires with passivated surface, integrate harmoniously into the sacred design. The wall niches with their exhibits are emphasized by the form-fitting STRONG 40 recessed luminaires.

Project data

Owner: Erzbistum Hamburg
Architecture: Haslob, Kruse und Partner, Bremen
Lighting design: IWP Ingenieure, Schaller Warnke Peters Partnerschaft, Elmshorn
Electrical planner: Fritsche Elektrotechnik, Norderstedt
Photogaphy: Jan Haeselich, Hamburg


SIRO Surface and pendant luminaires
TENTEC ZONO Downlights
CLEAR Surface luminaires
VARIATIC Surface luminaires
STRONG 55 Surface luminaires
STRONG 40 Recessed luminaires