The 28th annual GE Edison Award Presented to Alexander Rotsch and Andreas Schulz from Licht Kunst Licht AG
The 28th annual GE Edison Award was presented to some familiar faces: the same design duo who won the coveted honor last year for a different project. Alexander Rotsch and Andreas Schulz from Licht Kunst Licht AG, a lighting design firm in Bonn, Germany, received a personalized Steuben crystal award for their lighting installations at the Thyssen Krupp Quarter in Essen, Germany.
The corporate offices of ThyssenKrupp boasts modern architecture that is further enhanced by a progressive lighting plan. According to the judges, “This is an amazing, large project with a stunning, harmonious and elegant result, beautiful inside and out. This is an exquisite manifestation of engineering expressed in building form, materials, and lighting…the details and integrations are exceptional.” Continue Reading
Rather than floodlighting the buildings from the outside, the interior lighting for the buildings actually defines the architecture. In the 11-story atrium, GE 35-watt and 70-watt ConstantColor® CMH® G12 4200K lamps provide crisp directional illumination on the ground level. The other lighting layers include recessed wallwashers with GE 39-watt T5 4000K lamps and linear LEDs integrated into the handrails of the atrium bridges.
The dining spaces feature combinations of ceramic metal halide wallwashing, decorative halogen pendants, and T5 fluorescent coves. In the executive dining area, custom circular pendants with GE 35-watt halogen lamps provide direct lighting on the dining tables as well as indirect lighting. Daylight is supplemented in the large upper-level foyer with 35-watt CMH® G12 4200K lamps. In the 1,000-seat conference room, GE 24-watt T5 4000K fluorescent lighting and halogen downlights – on separate dimming circuits – provide flexible lighting schemes to suit a broad range of activities.