Rethinking the office environment of today.

The new RheinEnergie AG administration building.

RheinEnergie AG, Cologne, Germany

RheinEnergie AG
Sinning Architekten, Darmstadt
© Stefan Schilling Fotografie, Cologne
The utility company’s new administration building in Cologne is an office of the future, incorporating an open-plan workplace for 1900 employees and a forward-looking energy concept. The “ecological marvel” focuses on renewable energies and has been realised using cutting-edge LED technologies. In order to meet project requirements, including those related to industrial psychology, Regent Lighting carried out a detailed analysis of needs together with the client and the users. Those responsible for planning and controlling were involved in the early stages of the project.

The comprehensive lighting concept is built around the Level CLD LED free-standing luminaire. Be it for the Call Center, the Think Tanks, or the one-man/woman offices: the different versions of this highly versatile luminaire respond to the requirements of the users of the respective spaces to an optimum. The perfect interplay of LED technology, state-of-the-art sensor technology and intelligent ALONE at WORK® wireless communication technology make for the highest operational standards when it comes to workplace convenience, safety, and energy efficiency. The entire building, including the lighting scheme, was designed with the well-being of the people using the facility as the prime focus. In spite of the fact that all building services are fully automated, the lighting can be switched and controlled individually to suit individual needs. With their new administration building in Cologne, RheinEnergie AG together with Regent Lighting have not only rethought the philosophy behind modern-day office environments. They have seriously begun to implement their ideas.