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On an old brewery premises in the west of Dusseldorf, HPP Architekten created a campus style offices and administration buildings with a total area of 85,809 square metres.

Back in 2003, these Dusseldorf-based architects won the urban design competition to convert this area. The German HQ of Vodafone is now the main user of the ensemble of buildings, which includes a 19-floor high-rise with other seven to nine-floor buildings surrounding a triangular piazza, which is the centre of the campus. 

As a high end user, Vodafone was looking for LEED Gold Status certification and their HQ premises needed to meet the required high standard of energy efficiency and smart lighting technology.

This is where LED luminaires were the ultimate choice. Designers agreed on floor-standing luminaires for high flexibility in the offices and Rhein Licht was commissioned to develop the illumination concepts for the special zones of Vodafone’s new headquarters.

With all the new structures already under construction, office owner Ralf Schoofs had only a very short period of time to carry out this work. "You need assured product quality to make reliable solutions available at such short notice," explains the lighting designer. "For the passageways in some special areas and for the wash rooms, the Wila round ceiling mounted LED Downlights were specified. WILA was our first choice because the company are able to fulfil the requirements efficiently and reliably."

The “high-performance” recessed ceiling luminaires, with “high lumen” packages, feature precise glare limitation (above 65° <1.000cd/m²) and hence “high visual” comfort. Featuring edgeless ceiling fitting, these luminaires look absolutely flush when viewed from below creating a clean transition between ceiling and luminaire.

Project data

Architecture: HPP Architekten, Deutschland
Lighting design: Rhein Licht, Ralf Schoofs, Düsseldorf
Photography: foto Krumnow, Bannewitz


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