Technology Center in Vienna, Austria

2019-04-14 11:38 Customers

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Parans’ creates sunlight lit atrium at Technology Center in Vienna.

Challenge

The end customer, Technology Center Seestadt, promotes modern architecture and open spaces. There is an awareness that pleasant office environments are created with daylight. As for many buildings, a large part of the roof is covered by solar cells, which prevents infringements of the roof.

Solution

Instead of seeing the limitations, the customer has chosen to see which possibilities are created with other available technology and chosen to use the Parans system to create an artificial light shaft. One of the entrances at the technical center will welcome the visitors with a strong sunlight lead in by the Parans system. The Parans light flows 15 meter above the entrance floor. Parans so called Point Light has been placed at an equal distance at the outer part of the installation. It is integrated with LED-lighting. The people in the building will be welcomed by a strong natural light, just as the ceiling were open or had a skylight. Approximately 25 meter long fiber optic cables leads the sunlight from the Parans system, model SP4-20, i.e. each system has 20 light points (fiber optic cables).

– No one wants to, or should, waive daylight in buildings, but at the same time there could be limitations to bring the sunshine in via windows, says Anders Koritz, CEO at Parans. In this installation we see how the architect has used available technology to, as the purpose where from the beginning, to bring the natural light into the building. Also this time in an experience filled way, but via a fiber optic cable. The installation is a fantastic inspiring example of how a “heavenly light” could be created without ordinary windows.

The images below shows the light inside.
Left image: the light seen from above, 15 meters above the floor.

Image in the middle: The artificial light shaft seen from the side. Parans’ Point Lights spreading the natural light are placed on the outer part of the artificial light shaft.

Right image: The artificial light shaft is seen from below, 15 meters below. Parans’ Point Lights are placed on the outer part of the artificial light shaft.

Images below shows the Parans system SP4-20 on the roof.