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Modular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural Center | VELUX Commercial
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Modular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural Center | VELUX Commercial

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  • Use

    Skylight
  • Applications

    Commercial, public, sloped, flat, and saw tooth roofs
  • Characteristics

    Prefabricated, corner solutions, modular

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With the rennovation of this historic German factor into a cultural center, architecture group Planungsbüro Isernhagen aimed to modernize the space with interior accents and ample natural light. The project began in 2015, with construction focused on the ceiling, interior walls, and facade, and today the structure stands as a place for creativity to flourish. In order to ensure the natural light openings would blend with the building's orignal components, the archihtects colaborated with Dutch window company VELUX.

Design Concept

One of the goals for the project was to activate interior spaces by combining primary elements such as the brick cladding with new features. To achieve this, 43 VELUX Modular Skylight panels were incorporated throughout various ceiling areas. Specficially, the Longlight and Ridgelight modules were selected to bring daylight into the ballet school, tailor's shop, coffee shop, and event room. Thus, the complex is filled with an overall brightness and airy atmosphere which contrasts beautifully with the dark brick walls.

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The VELUX Ridgelight and Longlight modules were both chosen to fulfill different needs within the cultural center. Longlight panels were applied to areas with a flat roof dome, while Ridgelight panels were incoporated in sloped roof locations. This combination of VELUX skylights allowed for ample lighting and adaptable design.

Product Benefits

  • Prefabricated yet bespoke glass system
  • Various corner solutions enable design freedom
  • Slim and shallow profiles for optimal daylight influx
  • Self-supporting solution
  • No visual difference between fixed and venting panels from the outside

Project Details

Location Hannover, Germany
Project type Rennovation
Architects Planungsbüro Isernhagen
Construction Origianl: 1889 / rennovation: 2015
Products used 43 Ridgelight and Longlight Modular Skylight Units

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