The kindergarten is one of the first places young children explore and learn new things. It is, therefore, particularly important that the environment conveys an atmosphere of trust. Balanced lighting makes a significant contribution to this. Indirect light and the use of incidental daylight create a pleasant atmosphere. With the aid of brightness sensors, the light intensity and colour temperature of the artificial light can be dynamically adjusted to suit daylight. This saves energy, and the natural lighting conditions make it easier for children to feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. Kindergarten lighting should also meet various requirements.
The EN 12464-1 standard stipulates light intensity of at least 300 lux where people play, sing, do handicrafts, or draw. The luminaires should be glare-free, with UGR < 19 or UGR < 22 depending on the visual task requirements. The aim is to create visual comfort and to respond flexibly to the needs of children. With the right lighting management system, different lighting scenes can be programmed and changed according to the occasion. In this way, lighting can be used to create differentiated zones even in a large, multifunctional room. This grants the children an intuitive sense of orientation. A friendly, warm white light colour increases the sense of well-being and gives children a feeling of security and comfort. The design of the luminaires can contribute to this. A lighting concept for kindergartens and nurseries dispenses with technical appeal and instead focuses on soft, open forms.
Balanced direct and indirect lighting
Separately controllable light scenes
Friendly, warm light colours
Daylight and presence detection sensors
Ball impact-resistant luminaires with a higher protection class
The idea behind the design of the kindergarten was to give the architecture the iconographic form of a house, thus creating a friendly and familiar environment for children. The façade’s prominent windows of varying sizes and staggered arrangement are reminiscent of an oversized child's drawing.