BOEHLKE Elektroinstallationen from Berlin had already been involved in the BRAIN BOX project two years earlier, but was not awarded the contract at first. When it came time to award the contract for the façade lighting, the company was able to score points and was awarded the contract.
As there were minor deviations from the original façade planning, BOEHLKE's project management had to develop its own concept for the installation. Contrary to the original planning, the original retaining profiles did not fit into the grooves; aluminium C-rails were now chosen as new retainers. These were designed according to the conditions and now fit perfectly into the grooves. The swing~light is thus floating and lies loosely in the façade. Considering the material expansion, this is a not insignificant aspect.
The clients wanted the individual LEDs, i.e. the light points on the façade, to be clearly visible far apart - just like in the neighbouring building of the PORSCHE company. Here, too, the LED spacing had to be adjusted, but on the whole the preliminary planning by Neon Zentgraf was mature and good and the installation of the swing~light open (light profile without upper cover) could be started on the construction site.
BOEHLKE's project manager Kristof Schneidewind has known Hansen for years from Neon times and he also swears by the good quality of the products: "Hansen products are reliable and durable and no failures are to be expected. As each light profile was supplied preassembled by Hansen, the subsequent installation on the BRAIN BOX façade was very convenient for our fitters."
BOEHLKE not only carried out the façade lighting, but also the continuous rows of lights for the passageways. In order to achieve a homogeneous continuous illuminated line, the swing~light with cover was used here.
The continuous row was mounted in a special milled groove in a substructure in the ceiling. The retaining profiles fitted exactly, the milled groove then only had to be plastered and painted. The aim was to achieve the effect of a long neon strip.
An impressive façade illumination, drive by and be amazed!