SOURCE: Xicato


April 17, 2012 04:00 ET

WILA Lights Nomura Auditorium With Xicato Spot Module

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Nomura International's new London office at 1 Angel Lane, between Cannon Street station and London Bridge by the river Thames, was developed by architects Fletcher Priest and building services consultants MEIT Associates. It has won a number of awards for its design and small environmental footprint.

Inserted into the office building is a 216 seat auditorium. The 'box within a box' serves to give the auditorium a special environment and at the same time achieves the acoustic isolation requirements. Its organic shape is a direct response to the existing facades and proximate building form with a curved screen reflecting this idea once inside the auditorium. The material palette compliments the existing with the juxtaposition of natural and sustainable materials.

The ceiling consists of wooden slats with acoustic material behind. The vertical beams are 110mm apart and with the raked seating it was decided to use LEDs to minimize maintenance. It was particularly important that there was not a scalloping effect on the wooden beams.

136 of WILA's Recessed E Connect Nero Accent downlights with 1000lm Xicato Spot Module 4000K were selected with DALI driver, 60 degree reflector and black finish (R08). They were positioned within 110 x 160 x 60mm metal box fixed between the wooden slats. This achieved around 400 lux on the seating. The same luminaire was used for the emergency lighting where the plate housed the charging LED and the emergency driver and batteries.

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