The redevelopment of a derelict building into a new centre for printmaking production for Edinburgh Printmakers, has included the installation of a range of innovative lighting solutions from Zumtobel.
Edinburgh Printmakers’ new creative hub is located within what once was the headquarters of the North British Rubber Company (NBRC), the only surviving structure of the once large and important 19th century Castle Mills Industrial Complex.
Zumtobel worked with building services consultancy, Harley Haddow, Edinburgh and architects page\park, as the design of the lighting was critical to achieving the aspirations for developing an industrial aesthetic for the new interventions, while preserving the character and quality of the existing building.
Zumtobel’s Tecton Black continuous row lighting system has been used across multiple areas of the building, allowing all functions – such as power supply, lighting control and connection with emergency lighting – to be quickly installed and seamlessly integrated into the multifunctional trunking system.
With a luminaire efficiency of up to 168 lumens per watt, Tecton also offers key economic benefits. Less maintenance work means fewer interruptions and reduced costs thanks to lower energy consumption. In addition, Tecton has an optimal colour rendering index of Ra 80 and an excellent service life – so that even after 50,000 hours of operation, 90% of the initial luminous flux will still be achieved.
Tecton was chosen for the project not only for its flexibility in modularity but also its architecturally clean lines and aesthetically pleasing appearance.