The »McDonald's Kinderhilfe« children's aid operates 22 Ronald McDonald homes Germany-wide – for instance, the house in Sankt Augustin, which provides families with a place of comfort and rest while their children are hospitalized at the Children's Hospital.

The futuristic building was designed by the architectural group GRAFT. The optically curved structure, which convinces with pleasant lightness, embeds itself in the environment and finds its balance in this.

A place to get together ...

The heart of the house is the open kitchen area on the ground floor – with a long table that invites guests to eat together and talk. This is also the start of a »ramp« leading to further areas for community use.

The hall, which is curved over three axes, requires a precise adjustment of the lighting to the dynamic room handling.

For the basic lighting, recessed and surface-mounted versions of the spotlight series Più were chosen, which optimally follow and compensate the various ceiling slopes thanks to their maximum flexibility.

... and to relax

In order to give the center of the family a calming family and private atmosphere, a LED lighting with warm light temperature and best color rendering (CRI 95) illuminates the different areas.

The generously suspended Divo sospeso luminaires further enhance the homelike feeling.

Warmth & comfort

In the lounge area, luminaires of the io series series provide comfort. The io tavolo table luminaire and the io lettura floor luminaire spread warm light.

Più alto spotlights create basic brightness – they use walls and curtains as a reflection surface for their lively play of light.
In the bedrooms, io tavolo and flexible Più alto 3d spotlights spend pleasant light.

Ronald McDonald house, St. Augustin

Year of realisation: 2014
Client: McDonald's Kinderhilfe Stiftung, Munich
Architecture: GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten, Berlin
Realisation/building construction: Ed. Züblin AG
Lighting design: GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten, Berlin + Occhio projects / Helen Neumann
Architect consulting: Occhio projects / Markus Olesch
Luminaires: Più piano, Più alto, Più alto 3d, io, Divo
Photography: Robert Sprang

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