The red foyer is illuminated using the PANOS infinity architectural lighting system, offering a leading combination of versatility and energy efficiency.
Photo © Zumtobel / Faruk Pinjo
The fundamental idea by Marte.Marte was to create one large entity by deliberately bringing together the different exhibition spaces. The result is a truly monolithic structure – a "black box" with unmistakable bright red ellipses carved into the building.
Photo © Zumtobel / Faruk Pinjo
The tricky task of a precise, even and flexible illumination of the entire halls despite the enormous ceiling heights was solved by Zumtobel with an innovative customised fitting from the TECTON Balanced White lighting range.
Photo © Zumtobel / Faruk Pinjo
The round LED recessed downlights PANOS infinity – produced for the Messe Dornbirn in the customised tones of black and red – comprehensively cover every aspect of sophisticated lighting tasks.
Photo © Zumtobel / Faruk Pinjo

Messe Dornbirn

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Location
Dornbirn, Austria
Year
2017

The modern architecture and expansive new areas of the Messe Dornbirn exhibition centre fuse impressive aesthetics with practical functionality. Three new exhibition halls, two foyers, a delivery yard and a versatile seminar area bearing the unique signature of the Vorarlberg architect brothers Marte.Marte have been constructed on a site covering 10,500 square metres. The spectacular and imposing buildings are showcased by an innovative lighting concept from Zumtobel, which was carefully drafted to meet the very special requirements of the project.

The special challenge for the lighting solution is not only the variety of functional areas but also the incredible dimensions of the halls, boasting lengths of 75 metres and room heights of 11 metres. Exhibitions, trade fairs, concerts, company parties or congresses – the lighting has to meet the exacting demands of vastly contrasting events. In addition, the solutions need to be efficient and should fulfil specific architectural requirements, such as the visual staging of prominent sections of the external façade and the precise, even and flexible illumination of the entire halls – despite the enormous ceiling heights. Zumtobel solved these tricky tasks with innovative customised fittings from the TECTON Balanced White and PANOS infinity lighting ranges.

The versatile TECTON Balanced White continuous-row system – a product from the new “the editions - extended collection” special portfolio – allows individual adaptation of the colour temperature to reflect the particular application. This ensures consistently high levels of light quality and enhanced visitor well-being – no matter how the space is used.

The stairwells and the red foyer are illuminated using the PANOS infinity architectural lighting system, offering a leading combination of versatility and energy efficiency. The round LED recessed downlights comprehensively cover every aspect of sophisticated lighting tasks.

Competence Zumtobel
Light for Industry and Engineering

Project
Messe Dornbirn, Dornbirn (AT)

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