Unit 3, Minster Court, Valley Way
Swansea Enterprise Park,
SA6 8RN, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1792 686 210
The Immigration Building (Headquarter of General Directorate for Borders, Passports, Expatriates Affairs & Nationalities & Travel Documents), facility of Qatar´s Ministry of Interior (MOI), is remarkable with its large glass dome.
The original lighting design consisted of a total of 30 light poles and was creating challenges in the circulation area, together with the large fountain in the middle.
archlum offered a solution with 9 light poles, which were moved out of the circulation area. Instead of flood lights, which would cause glare, archlum decided to use indirect light reflected by large spherically structured mirrors. In addition, 28 more mirrors were integrated into the inner facade. Thus, both an open space for circulation and a uniform glare-free lighting solution was achieved.
The archlum team approach any project specification by studying three aspects:
An understanding of those aspects is needed for defining a degree of design freedom which allow us to specify optimal lighting solutions.
If no existing solution is available, each project may have partially or full customisation.
At the stage of technical fitting development, the archlum team goes through an application study, whereby electro-mechanical, optical, thermal challenges are solved with respect to project architecture and interior design.
On high complexity projects, archlum prefers to collaborate with established industry leaders such as Bartenbach GmbH, with whom we have been cooperating for many years on both levels of projects design as well as special fittings developments.
At the end of the lighting contract journey, the archlum team concludes the spec-to-build developed BOQ progressing to the next stage of manufacturing.
We coordinate the activity of our suppliers and subcontractors, focusing our attention on product quality control.
Once products are produced, they are gathered in our warehouse in Swansea UK and they await shipping to our customers.