Compared to most other shopping malls, the Amager Center in Copenhagen has a completely different history. Rather than being a recent, newly developed and purpose built structure, it’s an old cordage factory that has been carefully and intelligently modified to serve a new purpose. A vast amount of the original structure has been maintained, but a new facade, designed by CF Møller Architects, has been added in recent years, creating a unique identity for the building by day and night.
960 panels of 50mm in different lengths – in total about 1900 m
As the suburb of Amager grows, more and more shopping centers have been built to compete for customers. In recent years, the decision has been made to upgrade the Amagercenter with a new, spectacular exterior lighting scheme. The main goal was to create a truly unique exterior, that makes the building stand out both during the day, and especially at night time. Of course, efficiency and ease of use played a huge role in the planning process – and given the fact that the center was fully operational whilst works were taking place, a solution was preferred that could be installed within a small timeframe.
The LED iBond Solution
Where other LED products are using Printed Circuit Boards, which typically only come in a small variety of lengths and are limited in shape, LED iBond’s patented technology creates customised lighting elements that can be adapted to a wide array of shapes, forms and architectural details.
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This was particularly useful when illuminating the Amagercenter: LED iBond manufactured custom-made elements that adapted to the architectural surroundings. This means that the 8 meters of installed LED-panels provided efficient lighting through indirect illumination of the center’s 3 facades. Paired with dimmable drivers, it created an iconic lighting experience where the visual impression is adapted to the surrounding street lighting
In a highly competitive environment, LED iBond won this assignment as we were able to solve this lighting challenge better and with a more powerful illumination than conventional solutions, but it also offered considerable cost advantages and an extremely quick and easy installation process.