The lighting system by ZVE for the Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Engineering of Stuttgart

Designed by UNStudio of Amsterdam in collaboration with ASPLan of Kaiserslautern, the new Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) of the Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Engineering of Stuttgart features curved lines on the outside, alternating with ribbon windows in a sawtooth pattern, as in an organically formed sculptural structure. The dynamic use of lines continues on the inside: rounded elements meet linear features, large volumes overlap with zones flooded with light. The philosophy of sustainability plays a vital role: the building has received Gold certification from DGNB, the German Council for Sustainable Building. The lighting of the building is done by the low-consumption LED fixtures of the Nimbus Group: Modul Q and R range, Office Air LED floor lamps, and the Modul L 196 suspension lamp. The latter, developed for the ZVE, is a modern alternative to the classic fluorescents, used for the lighting of large work zones. Suspended from slender steel cables, Modul L 196 adapts to the environment, enhancing the surrounding architecture. Info: