CASINO, Düsseldorf

HSBC CASINO, Düsseldorf

HSBC CASINO, Düsseldorf

HSBC CASINO, Düsseldorf

HSBC CASINO, Düsseldorf

Architects: ttsp hwp seidel Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main


As part of a modernization project, a staff restaurant and associated kitchen from the 1970s were to be architecturally renovated, including the lighting. An essential part of the design task was to introduce daylight and a visual relation to the exterior by building a new light well. For structural reasons, only a confined shaft geometry with small windows could be realized.

Comprehensive studies demonstrated that the daylight intake was only minimal and the positive effects of natural light and views to the exterior are not noticeable. The added value for the users was therefore only attainable by means of artificial illumination. A floor-to-ceiling, more than 20m long artificial panorama window compensates for the lack of daylight, taking into account daily and annual variations, dynamics, light colour, light direction, and light intensity, thereby emulating a relation with the outdoor environment.

With this extraordinary project, Licht Kunst Licht presents the achievement of human centric illumination in a daylight deprived space that respects and supports the occupant's circadian rhythm.

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