Picture: © Luca Zanier

Lessons in the former foundry – ZHAW, Haus Adeline Favre, Winterthur

The former foundry on Katharina-Sulzer-Platz, with its brick facade, reflects the industrial character of its surroundings and the structure of the neighboring buildings. This impression can also be found in the interior of the new Hall 52 for the University of Applied Sciences.

A round lamp extends into the room in the form of a candelabra and thus brings the characteristic industrial outside world into the building.

The candelabra take on the function of the essential lighting provides accentuation and an atmospheric mood through their free placement and light island formation on the floor. As a surface-mounted luminaire with indirect light, the round element gives the ceilings great importance. This opens up the view upwards and makes it possible to experience the diverse vertical spatial relationships.

A handrail-integrated lighting ensures optimal safety and marks important entrances.

As a contrast to the free lighting in the atrium, the classrooms and treatment rooms follow a precise grid. With a concentrated working atmosphere, the regularly set linear profiles are optimally set up for uniform and glare-free illumination. The grid lights are supported by side lighting on the wall, which can be used to react to changing room functions, and the room structure is legible due to the side lighting.

The structural differences between the room types of different luminaires can be used to ensure that the architecture is legible.




Pool Architects, Zurich



In den Verkehrsflächen bringen projektspezifische Kandelaberleuchten den Aussenraum ins Innere. Foto: © Luca Zanier
Durch die freistehenden Leuchten werden Arbeitsinseln im Innern des Atriums geschaffen.
In den Regelgeschossen reihen sich Linearleuchten zwischen Akustikelementen in den Klassenzimmern auf.
Im Erdgeschoss werden die Hörsäle mit grossen Einbauleuchten gleichmässig beleuchtet.