At the Archdiocesan Vocational College in Cologne, the M60 light system from Selux ensures a high standard of visual comfort for learning and working.
The ambitious construction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cologne makes a bold statement about social responsibility and acting sustainably. The class rooms, training kitchens, music rooms and the meditation space have been equipped with efficient Selux M60 LED light strips, geared precisely to the needs of the some 1100 pupils, students and 90 teaching staff.
As well as serving as corridors reminiscent of galleries, the four storeys with their curving shapes connect the prestigious foyer with the teaching rooms. On the ground floor, the atrium also serves as an assembly hall and auditorium. The audience gathers on the tiers of the stair elegantly connecting the ground level with the first floor. The vaulted ceiling that straddles the room floods the organically shaped atrium with daylight.
For the illumination of the classrooms that are connected to the facade, an optimum light solution has been developed: The establishment of a comfortable light ambience for studying and working and the emphasis on the polygonal building shape has been convincingly combined in the use of M60 LED light profiles with a microprism diffuser. These do not only fulfil the elevated glare control stipulations but also permit the accommodation of the many different profile angles and legths found in the teaching rooms.
Trimless, recessed light lines inserted in the ceiling run through the rooms and even around corners over a total length of 1200 metres. A circumferential shadow gap as a design element emphasises the ceiling’s linear course.
The flexibility of the M60 light line‘s design has enabled a uniform look to be created with the microprism diffuser while avoiding any shadowing. Last but not least, the combination of the neutral white light colour 4000 K with the uniform, glareless lighting helps ensures a friendly learning atmosphere at this vocational training college that is conducive to motivation and concentration.
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