Carousels in the ceiling containing the different types of lighting have to be integrated with all the standard equipment that is needed – ventilation systems, sprinklers etc. This seemingly ‘ordinary’ office has one of the most crowded and complex ceilings anywhere.
The other challenge comes from daylight. Inbo, the designer, has had to introduce an elaborate system of blinds, to make it possible to experience darkness during the daytime and show an entirely artificially lit environment.
It is important to set all this in context, and so the introductory space to the office zone shows a short film on the history of the office. This is projected onto a glass screen 3m wide which has an almost crystalline feel. It is set within a minimalist space – a white floor and white bench – and can be made transparent to offer views into the office space.