Learning is a dynamic process. In schools and universities, teacher-centred instruction is increasingly giving way to modern teaching and learning methods. For these to work, the right lighting in the classroom is crucial, because our ability to concentrate correlates with the lighting conditions. Carefully planned classroom lighting increases the students' attention and well-being. Lighting needs to be uniformly bright and flexible to ensure excellent visibility from any location despite varying space utilisation. Modern lighting systems are capable of adjusting the brightness level to the needs of the user.
In the morning, for example, regular lessons are held. Children need a light intensity of 300 lux to follow lessons without tiring. In the evening, adult education may take place on the same premises. Adults require 500 lux because visual acuity decreases with age. Shielded luminaires (UGR < 16/19) prevent irritating glare, keeping eyes fresh for longer. The focus of good classroom lighting is still on blackboard illumination. Whether a classic blackboard or a modern whiteboard, this area should receive 500 lux, with a high degree of uniformity (0.7), to guarantee optimum perception and legibility even from the back of the room. For presentations, however, it makes sense to dim the lighting system or only illuminate parts of the room. Pre-programmed scenes can, for example, be called up via a lighting management system and thus support changing teaching formats.
Daylight and presence detection sensors
Good glare control UGR < 16/19
Separately controllable light scenes
We are on-site for you – simulated in this case. You will find a selection of different simulations of a classroom with common structural conditions. They are based on a 72 m2 lecture hall for 24 learners, with a blackboard, and a table for the lecturer(s). Concrete and plasterboard ceilings or grid ceilings are simulated in combination with various mounting variants from several luminaire series: recessed, surface-mounted, and suspended.
The school campus in Neustift in the Stubaital by fasch&fuchs.architekten is one of the showcase projects for the "school of tomorrow". The fascinating architecture does complete justice to the idea of open learning. The buildings for the primary and junior high school, the polytechnic and the skiing-focussed junior high school were harmoniously set into the slope in three stages and covered with cascades. VELA and MINO ensure creative continuity within the rooms with their simple, clear design and universal applicability.