Lighting solution for the modern office world
Waldmann luminaires in line with demand in Lapp's European Administration Centre
Villingen-Schwenningen, October 2017: With its new construction of a central administration building in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, the Lapp Group is setting new standards: for quicker and better customer service, for its location, for the appreciation of its own employees and as future-oriented company. Its open office concept and high-quality equipment have been tailored exactly to the needs of this traditional family-owned company. Even its lighting solutions have been specifically adjusted to Lapp's requirements. They, too, come from a Baden-Württemberg family-owned company, the luminaire manufacturer Waldmann.
The new European Administration Centre
The Lapp Group with its headquarters in Stuttgart is the world's market leader for integrated solutions and brand name products in the cable and connection technology sector. The group's portfolio includes cables and highly flexible lines, industrial plug-in connectors and screw connection technology, customized manufacturing solutions, automation technology and robot solutions for Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory. The Lapp Group's core market is machine and plant engineering. Other important sales markets include the foodstuff, energy and railway industries.
By combining the sales and sales-related departments in a single building, the new European Administration Centre is designed to promote better collaboration among the departments. The building designed by Schwarz Architects, Stuttgart, provides ample space for that. Located between the reception area and the company museum on the ground floor and the rooftop terrace are the modern, open office levels. The building interior is marked by plenty of natural light, but also by wide-ranging visual axes.
Modern, open, made to feel good
The aim was not only to combine everything under one roof, but to create a communicative and atmospheric office landscape for the Lapp employees. While before there were only spatially separated and isolated offices, now the employees can work in a bright, friendly office world designed in line with the open space concept.
The new openness promotes communication, team work, knowledge transfer and creativity. To this end, different rooms for collaborative and mobile work have been created: team zones, think tanks, lounges and project zones offer the right space suited to the task at hand. Working is even possible at the espresso bar or on the rooftop terrace. However, areas for undisturbed work are also available to the Lapp employees.
The objective in creating the new work environment was to create conditions that allow optimum service for Lapp's customers. The new work environment already lived at the European Administration Centre in Vaihingen will be gradually applied also to other internationally distributed office buildings of the Lapp Group.
Lighting in line with demand
A productive work atmosphere requires not only a sophisticated office concept with modern furniture. The open office world is supplemented by different luminaires from Waldmann, all of them distinguished by a design vocabulary reduced to the essential, high energy efficiency and excellent light quality. This last feature has allowed Waldmann to excel and impress particularly with its direct/indirect beam lighting solutions.
Thus, LAVIGOs with their long light head light a twin workplace particularly uniformly. This workplace provides each Lapp employee with two monitors. Here, too, Waldmann's solution has shown that it is extremely low-glare compared with other task luminaires, even though it has a very high illuminance of more than 1000 lux. All these factors show that these luminaires meet the high requirements of the manufacturer in terms of the ergonomics of its luminaires and allow Lapp employees to work at their new workplaces without getting tired.
The design of the luminaires also integrates them optimally into the office concept. In a special design, even the white colour of the luminaires matches the colour of the desks at which they are used. The fastening of the luminaires to the desks has also been solved by means of a project-specific adapter. These details show the high aesthetic demand of the project.
Other work areas are also equipped with Waldmann luminaires. The IDOO.line suspended luminaires with their purist design are used at single workplaces for concentrated individual work. They can also be found in the think tanks. An area predestined for working with mobile devices. In this connection, the high anti-glare features of the luminaires demonstrate their strengths in terms of light technology and their advantages for the equipment of modern work areas. As stylistic counterpart at all work areas featuring round desks, the VIVAA luminaires, likewise of round design, provide the right light.