Located in the eastern part of Lisbon between Parque
das Nações and the city International Airport, the IDB
LISBON – Innovation & Design Building Lisbon covers
48,000 square meters mainly adhibited to commercial and retail purposes. Among
the largest office buildings in Lisbon, Entreposto has recently been acquired
by the US and Germany-based firm Jamestown, which intends to continuously
enhance tenants’ experience through the implementation of improved amenities
and more attractive common areas with an eye to sustainability. Now part of this eco-friendly and ambitious growth
plan, the building was originally built and used for industrial
activities. After a total refurbishment
in 2002 and thanks to its efficient and well-arranged lay-out, the building has
attracted the attention of emerging companies in Lisbon, becoming an
increasingly appealing destination for near shoring and high-end business
IDB LISBON – Innovation & Design Building Lisbon
Eng. Fernando Gusmão, Lightplan
The former Edifício
Entreposto, now called
Innovation & Design Building Lisbon, has required a new, sustainable LED
lighting to strengthen its new green image and extended functionality. Conceived by the renowned engineer and lighting designer Fernando Gusmão,
founder of the companies OHM-E and LIGHTPLAN, the lighting design of the building was aimed at enhancing its minimal architectural structure
with vertical beams of coloured, brilliant light without involving its large
Owing to the small size of the square columns featured on its façade,
spotlights with very narrow shafts were required to deliver the desired
illumination effect. 20 Jupiter with a custom RGBW color configuration
featuring 2700K white LEDs, fitted with spot optics, have been used to
highlight the upper level of the building. Specified by the Portuguese company
Livingleds, the fixtures have been installed at the base of each column to
light it up to the top. Capital 100 in the same configuration were preferred to
enhance in bright colours the first and second level of the front curved façade
of the building as well as both sides of the ground floor walls.
designer Eng. Fernando Gusmão tells us: "The
lighting project was based on a technical, aesthetic, and ambience philosophy,
to do justice to the building. On the one hand, this proposal bets on a high
level of harmony with the underlying architectural concepts, seeking to enhance
them through light. The implementation of the exterior lighting was designed
considering the formal characteristics of the facade, always taking care to
present it discreetly and integrated into the architecture.
The good result of the aesthetic enhancement of the building through
lighting engineering intervention also depends on adequate levels of visual
comfort, correct color temperatures, good color rendering and controlled
variations in brightness. The design of the chosen luminaires was also an
important aspect to observe.
commitment to sustainability, technology, and innovation is reflected in the
use of LED technology in indoor and outdoor lighting equipment. Among other
aspects, it should be noted advantages such as the reduction in consumption by
around 80%, the LEDs longevity period exceeding 50,000 hours, the non-emission
of ultraviolet light, resistance to impact and vibration, and the flexibility
of use, given the reduced dimensions of this type of lighting system”.
The building has now acquired
a new, distinctive personality which makes its dated architecture stand out in
a modern, appealing, and colourful way.
45 x CAPITAL
100 RGB+W 2700K spot optics custom version
20 x JUPITER
RGB+W 2700K Spot optics custom version
1 x AL1321
Infrared remote control
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