Imperial Tobacco is one of the world's leading companies in the tobacco industry. The new »state-of-the-art« headquarters with BREEAM rating of »Excellent« was completed in early 2013.
The interior of the company's headquarters is dominated by an open atrium encompassing all four levels with curved balconies and flowing lines; bright, glossy materials and warm oak create fascinating contrasts. To accentuate contours and surfaces, »Occhio Più« spotlights are implemented consistently throughout all representative areas; different variations of Più spotlights, e.g. recessed, surface-mounted, wall and pendant luminaires, create different light effects in the various functional areas. The strict criteria of the BREEAM certification with regard to minimum energy consumption and maximum service life of the lighting system consequently resulted in the use of Occhio's »next generation« LED technology.
Year of realisation: 2013
Client: Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, Bristol
Architecture: AWW Architects, Atkins Walters & Webster Ltd., Bristol, UK
Interior design: AWW Interiors, Bristol, UK
Lighting design: One Eighty Light, Loddiswell, UK + Occhio projects / Heidi Lindner
Area (GFA): 100.000 m²
Lighting: Più piano in seamless, Più piano, Più alto², Sento LED sospeso
Photography: Robert Sprang, Munich