GWS, Münster, Germany


On its website, GWS states that its objective is to provide its customers with an optimum level of support for their business and decision-making processes through the targeted use of modern IT. GWS was founded in 1992 and is a member of the Fiduca & GAD IT AG Group. Now, 450 men and women are employed by the company at various locations throughout Germany. GWS has a blue-chip customer base, drawn from almost every sector. All aspects of planning, conception and project management were performed by Soennecken eG while the trading companies Wietholt – Velen and IBS Isfort Münster, both members of Soennecken eG, were in charge of implementation.

Light played a key role in the planning of office premises, and is responsible for design and economic aspects. The aspiration was to have a peaceful atmosphere and brightly lit spaces in which high-level work could be carried out. The top priority behind the planning of office accommodation was the creation of a non-stressful environment that provides employees with maximum comfort. 

As well as conventional offices, the aim was also to create the right lighting for flexible and individual workplace situations. To equip its office premises, GWS decided in favour of LAVIGO free-standing luminaires, used in conjunction with the innovative PULS TALK wireless module. These LAVIGO luminaires, made by Waldmann, enable luminaires to ’communicate’ with one another. Previously, people frequently found themselves alone in the office, with a luminaire lit on their own desktop and the rest of the place in darkness. Scientific studies have proven that 'lighting islands' of this kind have a detrimental impact on work. Consequently, Waldmann devised a lighting scenario that adapts perfectly to the prevailing situation and to the people present. As well as being easy to install and to put into operation, the entire package carried conviction with the enhanced sense of well-being it provided for employees, and with its great potential for conserving energy. Waldmann demonstrates once again that sustainability and successful design are not obliged to be mutual exclusives.

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