HVB Tower Munich

Munich, Germany

With its futuristic façade, the 114 meter high HVB Tower at the Arabellapark has formed part of the Munich skyline since 1981. This headquarters of the HypoVereinsbank, which was assigned the status of a listed building in 2006, has now been extensively modernized according to plans by Henn architects. Besides energy aspects, the office complex itself has also been spruced up so that this sustainable green building with its flexible office landscapes is now fully geared for the smart work age.

When it came to upgrading most of the lighting technology on the 140,000 square metre gross floor space, Selux turned to M36 luminaire to realize the light planners’ LED lighting concept. An asymmetrical Light Modulation Optic (LMO) by Selux has been installed in the 36 mm narrow profile to enable particularly asymmetrical light distribution – despite the low distance between wall and luminaire. The linear light fixtures cast a pleasant uniform light throughout the corridors, with the light concept allowing both for LED lighting that is daylight-dependent but at the same time individually controllable. M36 light lines have been inserted into the underside of the stair stringers too, providing an optimal setting for the steps below, the indirect light also ensuring safe footing. The light line is continued in the sanitary areas too - above the mirrors, integrated M36 luminaires ensure homogeneous illumination. And the prestigious nature of the 24th floor – the executive floor of the bank – is emphasized by means of light too, with special LMO Wallwasher optics ensuring maximum lighting uniformity.

client Bauer Elektroanlagen Süd, Buchbach

architect Henn Architekten, Munich

lighting designer Schmidt König Lichtplaner, Munich

photographer Hans-Georg Esch

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