The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels recently opened
their refurbished 'Balanced Senses' business, meeting rooms and conference
with all large projects, energy consumption is an important consideration
when designed new spaces. dpa's challenge was to provide
an appropriate response to all the criteria and not compromise on the
quality of the design. To address the energy issues, low power LED lighting
was used for a feature wall and buffet counter fascias and reduced wattage
infra red coated lamps were used in the downlights. Also a lighting
control system was installed to provide flexibility to adjust the lighting
ambience and which also helps to save energy.
A combination of careful attention to detail
and the minimal use of downlights has achieved a tidy ceiling. Simple
accent lighting to displays provide focal points to the breakout spaces.
The use of projections and integrated LCD screens into feature walls
provide further visual interest.
The feature wall to the main corridor and buffet
displays have integrated colour change LED lighting to provide unique
identity mach or other permutations of colour change facility with light
glowing through the opaque leaf pattern on the glass.
One of the most important lighting components
are the decorative pendants with simple neutral shades that softly glow
on the ceiling.