Atelier Ten is pleased to announce that the headquarters for WWF-UK has won the Lighting award at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2016.
WWF-UK is a bespoke, BREEAM Outstanding centre designed with the charity’s commitment to sustainability in mind. Built over an existing car park, the building was designed to maximize the use of natural light. We worked closely with Hopkins Architects from the earliest stages of the project to produce a lighting design that is highly integrated and innovative. We influenced the architectural design of the building and façade; the orientation of the building was optimized to make best use of natural daylight while avoiding glare.
Natural daylight levels throughout the building are higher than the average factor required by BREEAM. The remaining need for artificial lighting is met through clever combinations of commonly available elements: highly efficient luminaires and lamp sources used with DALI dimming and controls and occupancy sensing. The aspiration was to make extensive use of controls to minimize energy use and maximize the use of daylight. The lighting design compliments the architecture of the building and has been designed to quietly enhance, rather than distract or detract from, the building form.