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20.12.2023

ZMIANA ADRESU SIEDZIBY QLAB

Szanowni Państwo, informujemy, iż nastąpiła zmiana adresu siedziby pracowni QLAB Laboratory of Light. Dotychczasowe biuro przy ul. PCK zmieniliśmy na pracownię przy ul. Skłodowskiej Curie 30. Przeprowadzka nie była zatem odległa bo pozostaliśmy w tym samym kwartale budynków na sąsiedniej ulicy. Oto pełne dane kontaktowe do firmy:   QLAB LABORATORY OF LIGHT Ul. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 30/5 40-058 Katowice telefon: +48 530 713 838 email: biuro@qlab.com.pl

Szanowni Państwo,

informujemy, iż nastąpiła zmiana adresu siedziby pracowni QLAB Laboratory of Light. Dotychczasowe biuro przy ul. PCK zmieniliśmy na pracownię przy ul. Skłodowskiej Curie 30. Przeprowadzka nie była zatem odległa bo pozostaliśmy w tym samym kwartale budynków na sąsiedniej ulicy. Oto pełne dane kontaktowe do firmy:

 

QLAB LABORATORY OF LIGHT

Ul. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 30/5

40-058 Katowice

telefon: +48 530 713 838

email: biuro@qlab.com.pl

14.11.2023

STARY KANAŁ BYDGOSKI Z NOWĄ ILUMINACJĄ

Zbudowany w latach 1773-1774 Kanał Bydgoski jest najstarszym śródlądowym kanałem wodnym na obecnym terytorium Polski, czynnym do dnia dzisiejszego. Nasze biuro QLAB Laboratory of Light podjęło się przygotowania koncepcji iluminacji jego części - śluz nr IV, V i VI, wraz z bezpośrednim otoczeniem, ale wyłączając istniejące oświetlenie parkowe i uliczne.Celem projektu iluminacji śluz jest ich efektowne oświetlenie w godzinach wieczornych. Oświetlenie powinno wydobywać z mroku unikalne piękno tych zabytkowych obiektów, podkreślać ich architekturę oraz zapewniać bezpieczeństwo osób przebywających w pobliżu.    Zapraszamy do obejrzenia materiału wideo

Zbudowany w latach 1773-1774 Kanał Bydgoski jest najstarszym śródlądowym kanałem wodnym na obecnym terytorium Polski, czynnym do dnia dzisiejszego. Nasze biuro QLAB Laboratory of Light podjęło się przygotowania koncepcji iluminacji jego części - śluz nr IV, V i VI, wraz z bezpośrednim otoczeniem, ale wyłączając istniejące oświetlenie parkowe i uliczne.
Celem projektu iluminacji śluz jest ich efektowne oświetlenie w godzinach wieczornych. Oświetlenie powinno wydobywać z mroku unikalne piękno tych zabytkowych obiektów, podkreślać ich architekturę oraz zapewniać bezpieczeństwo osób przebywających w pobliżu. 

 

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19.10.2023

NOMINATIONS FOR THE MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD

Three nominations for the European Union Prize for ArchitectureThe projects nominated for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture have been announced. Of the 362 nominated projects, only nine are from Poland. And among these nine are three in the design of which our QLAB Laboratory of Light office participated. These are:- Concert Hall in Jastrzębie-Zdrój Project: SLAS Architekci- Modernisation of the National Library in Warsaw Project: Konior Studio and SOKKA- Footbridge in Dobczyce Project: Biuro Projektów Lewicki Łatak.   A description of the nominated Polish projects can be found here>>> The so-called shortlist of nominations will be published in January 2024, the 5 finalists for the EU Mies Award 2024 in February and the official announcement of the winner will take place in April 2024.

Three nominations for the European Union Prize for Architecture
The projects nominated for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture have been announced. Of the 362 nominated projects, only nine are from Poland. And among these nine are three in the design of which our QLAB Laboratory of Light office participated.

These are:
- Concert Hall in Jastrzębie-Zdrój Project: SLAS Architekci
- Modernisation of the National Library in Warsaw Project: Konior Studio and SOKKA
- Footbridge in Dobczyce Project: Biuro Projektów Lewicki Łatak.

 

A description of the nominated Polish projects can be found here>>>

The so-called shortlist of nominations will be published in January 2024, the 5 finalists for the EU Mies Award 2024 in February and the official announcement of the winner will take place in April 2024.

08.10.2023

QLS AWARDED AT PLGBC GALA

Success for QLAB Laboratory of Light at the Green Building Summit - an event organised by the Polish Green Building Association PLGBC. In the 'Sustainable Product/Service of the Year' category of the PLGBC Green Building Awards the QLS Integrated Daylight and Artificial Light System was awarded. Our flagship product has been appreciated in this way for the first time and, we hope, not the last. We are delighted that the QLS system was recognised by the jury. The winner in the 'Best Sustainable Interior' category was the Arup office, for which QLAB Laboratory of Light designed all the lighting and where our QLS system is successfully used. The Arup office was recognised for solutions designed with the wellbeing of people and the planet in mind. From the involvement of neuroscience, to innovative approaches to light and greenery, to all environmentally friendly solutions.

Success for QLAB Laboratory of Light at the Green Building Summit - an event organised by the Polish Green Building Association PLGBC.

In the 'Sustainable Product/Service of the Year' category of the PLGBC Green Building Awards the QLS Integrated Daylight and Artificial Light System was awarded.

Our flagship product has been appreciated in this way for the first time and, we hope, not the last. We are delighted that the QLS system was recognised by the jury.

The winner in the 'Best Sustainable Interior' category was the Arup office, for which QLAB Laboratory of Light designed all the lighting and where our QLS system is successfully used. The Arup office was recognised for solutions designed with the wellbeing of people and the planet in mind. From the involvement of neuroscience, to innovative approaches to light and greenery, to all environmentally friendly solutions.

14.09.2023

POLISH SOLDIERS' CEMETERY AT WESTERPLATTE HONOURED WITH AN IALD AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

We are delighted to announce that the lighting designed by QLAB Laboratory of Light for the Polish Army Soldiers' Cemetery at Westerplatte in Gdansk has been awarded the IALD Award of Excellence. The IALD 2023 International Lighting Design Awards, were presented on 13.09.2023. Out of hundreds of realisations from around the world, the international jury recognised seven projects by awarding them the title of 'Excellence', for demonstrating an exceptional approach to light design and for their contribution to the professional design community. Designed by QLAB Laboratory of Light, the illumination is part of the 2022 modernisation of the Cemetery of Polish Soldiers who died defending Westerplatte Pennisula. The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), founded in 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a widely recognised worldwide organisation of independent light design professionals. The IALD International Lighting Design Awards is the longest-running programme that rewards excellence in architectural lighting design. Receiving an IALD award is recognised as the highest accolade in the light design industry. We invite you to take a closer look at this remarkable realisation HERE>>>.  

We are delighted to announce that the lighting designed by QLAB Laboratory of Light for the Polish Army Soldiers' Cemetery at Westerplatte in Gdansk has been awarded the IALD Award of Excellence. The IALD 2023 International Lighting Design Awards, were presented on 13.09.2023. Out of hundreds of realisations from around the world, the international jury recognised seven projects by awarding them the title of 'Excellence', for demonstrating an exceptional approach to light design and for their contribution to the professional design community.
Designed by QLAB Laboratory of Light, the illumination is part of the 2022 modernisation of the Cemetery of Polish Soldiers who died defending Westerplatte Pennisula.
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), founded in 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a widely recognised worldwide organisation of independent light design professionals. The IALD International Lighting Design Awards is the longest-running programme that rewards excellence in architectural lighting design. Receiving an IALD award is recognised as the highest accolade in the light design industry.

We invite you to take a closer look at this remarkable realisation HERE>>>.

 

11.09.2023

IES AWARD OF MERIT 2023 FOR QLAB

Our company has been awarded an Award of Merit by the American Society of Lighting Engineers IES for the lighting design of the Polish Army Soldiers' Cemetery at Wersterplatte. Full list of award winners  

Our company has been awarded an Award of Merit by the American Society of Lighting Engineers IES for the lighting design of the Polish Army Soldiers' Cemetery at Wersterplatte. Full list of award winners
 

19.08.2023

LIGHT CONCEPT FOR 'ARENA' IN POZNAŃ WAITING FOR REALISATION

The executive tender for the modernisation of the Arena sports and entertainment hall in Poznań should be awarded in September at the latest. Four potential contractors have submitted their bids. We are following this protracted procedure because, in terms of lighting and illumination, we co-designed the modernisation of the Arena, which is certainly one of the most interesting and distinctive arenas in Poland.You can find out more about the project and visualisations on our LinkedIn profile,

The executive tender for the modernisation of the Arena sports and entertainment hall in Poznań should be awarded in September at the latest. Four potential contractors have submitted their bids. We are following this protracted procedure because, in terms of lighting and illumination, we co-designed the modernisation of the Arena, which is certainly one of the most interesting and distinctive arenas in Poland.
You can find out more about the project and visualisations
on our LinkedIn profile,

09.08.2023

MULTI-STOREY CARPARK IN KATOWICE WITH LIGHTING FRON QLAB

This will be another important investment in the Culture Zone in Katowice. A multi-storey car park is to be created here, blending in with the existing architecture of the Silesian Museum grounds and the International Congress Centre. At QLAB Laboratory of Light, we have developed a concept for the illumination and lighting of the area of the designed car park, pavements and road entrances, as well as the green roof of the building, which will be a kind of recreational space. All elements of the lighting and illumination design also fit in with the character of the lighting of the other elements of the entire Cultural Zone.You can find out a little more about the design and visualisations on our LinkedIn profile.

This will be another important investment in the Culture Zone in Katowice. A multi-storey car park is to be created here, blending in with the existing architecture of the Silesian Museum grounds and the International Congress Centre.
At QLAB Laboratory of Light, we have developed a concept for the illumination and lighting of the area of the designed car park, pavements and road entrances, as well as the green roof of the building, which will be a kind of recreational space. All elements of the lighting and illumination design also fit in with the character of the lighting of the other elements of the entire Cultural Zone.
You can find out a little more about the design and visualisations
on our LinkedIn profile.

23.06.2023

FABRYCZNA OFFICE PARK IN CRACOW HAS LIGHTING FROM QLAB

The design of the Fabryczna Office Park complex in Cracow, prepared by the Cracow architectural practice IMB Asymetria, has opened up great opportunities for lighting designers. Specialists from QLAB Laboratory of Light have prepared a design for the illumination of the buildings and the spaces between them. In the case of the B4 and B5 office buildings, the project takes up the leading motif of the horizontal arrangement of the facade divisions, while in the B6 building it emphasizes the spatial tectonics of the facade. As a lighting element for this building, we proposed a triangular panel attached to the underside of the facade panel and shining downward. The diverse image of the facade is created by luminaires with varying color temperatures of white light in the range of 2,200 K to 8,000 K.

The design of the Fabryczna Office Park complex in Cracow, prepared by the Cracow architectural practice IMB Asymetria, has opened up great opportunities for lighting designers. Specialists from QLAB Laboratory of Light have prepared a design for the illumination of the buildings and the spaces between them. In the case of the B4 and B5 office buildings, the project takes up the leading motif of the horizontal arrangement of the facade divisions, while in the B6 building it emphasizes the spatial tectonics of the facade. As a lighting element for this building, we proposed a triangular panel attached to the underside of the facade panel and shining downward. The diverse image of the facade is created by luminaires with varying color temperatures of white light in the range of 2,200 K to 8,000 K.

26.05.2023

INNOVATION OF THE LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM IN CAVATINA HALLS

The basic lighting of the Cavatina Hall concert hall in Bielsko-Biała was designed by our studio with close reference to its architectural form and functional requirements. Not only does it ensure safe and comfortable use of the hall - for the audience, musicians and technical staff alike - but it also harmonises perfectly with the stage lighting. In terms of the power supply and control of the concert hall's lighting, we came up with an innovative solution - a central driver system that uses the DMX/Art-Net protocol and is fully coordinated with the stage technology.

The basic lighting of the Cavatina Hall concert hall in Bielsko-Biała was designed by our studio with close reference to its architectural form and functional requirements. Not only does it ensure safe and comfortable use of the hall - for the audience, musicians and technical staff alike - but it also harmonises perfectly with the stage lighting. In terms of the power supply and control of the concert hall's lighting, we came up with an innovative solution - a central driver system that uses the DMX/Art-Net protocol and is fully coordinated with the stage technology.

24.05.2023

ILLUMINATION OF THE HERITAGE CHURCH IN BIERUŃ

A well-designed building illumination system can brilliantly bring out from the gloom not only its mass, but also highlight interesting details. However, the final effect is also influenced by the surroundings and how they are lit. While working on the project for the illumination of St Valentine's Shrine in Bieruń - a wooden church dating back to the beginning of the 17th century - we tackled two issues. Firstly, we prepared an illumination project bringing out the magnificent nuances of the building's architecture from the darkness. Secondly, we demonstrated the impact of the surrounding lighting on the perception of the proposed illumination of the church.

A well-designed building illumination system can brilliantly bring out from the gloom not only its mass, but also highlight interesting details. However, the final effect is also influenced by the surroundings and how they are lit. While working on the project for the illumination of St Valentine's Shrine in Bieruń - a wooden church dating back to the beginning of the 17th century - we tackled two issues. Firstly, we prepared an illumination project bringing out the magnificent nuances of the building's architecture from the darkness. Secondly, we demonstrated the impact of the surrounding lighting on the perception of the proposed illumination of the church.

16.05.2023

ARCHITECTURE OF THE YEAR 2023

We are extremely pleased to announce the great success of 'our' projects. In the Architecture of the Year 2023 competition, 3 projects of which we are co-designers were awarded:- Mikrokamienica in Cracow (arch. BXB Studio, Bogusław Barnaś) - award in the category: single-family residential building- Modernisation of the National Library reading room in Warsaw (arch. Konior Studio, Tomasz Konior) - award in the Interior Design category- Redevelopment of the Helena Majdaniec Summer Theatre in Szczecin (arch. Flanagan Lawrence, Przemysław Kołodziej, Jason Flanagan) - finalist in the Public Space categoryFull information about the awards can be found on the website of the Architektura-Murator web site. We are very proud that our light design has contributed to the shaping of such outstanding architecture, and the effects, of our work give satisfaction and a sense of comfort to the users of further very good buildings.

We are extremely pleased to announce the great success of 'our' projects. In the Architecture of the Year 2023 competition, 3 projects of which we are co-designers were awarded:
- Mikrokamienica in Cracow (arch. BXB Studio, Bogusław Barnaś) - award in the category: single-family residential building
- Modernisation of the National Library reading room in Warsaw (arch. Konior Studio, Tomasz Konior) - award in the Interior Design category
- Redevelopment of the Helena Majdaniec Summer Theatre in Szczecin (arch. Flanagan Lawrence, Przemysław Kołodziej, Jason Flanagan) - finalist in the Public Space category
Full information about the awards can be found on the website of the
Architektura-Murator web site. We are very proud that our light design has contributed to the shaping of such outstanding architecture, and the effects, of our work give satisfaction and a sense of comfort to the users of further very good buildings.

14.04.2023

LIGHTING CONCEPT FOR A SPORTS COMPLEX IN WARSAW

The Sports and Leisure Centre in Warsaw's Żoliborz district will undergo a thorough modernisation. At the initial design stage, the QLAB Laboratory of Light prepared a concept for the lighting of the area and the external illumination of the facilities. The concept assumes, on the one hand, the least possible interference of lighting elements in the space, and on the other hand, the introduction of characteristic lighting elements alluding to balls scattered in the area for various sports disciplines.        

The Sports and Leisure Centre in Warsaw's Żoliborz district will undergo a thorough modernisation. At the initial design stage, the QLAB Laboratory of Light prepared a concept for the lighting of the area and the external illumination of the facilities. The concept assumes, on the one hand, the least possible interference of lighting elements in the space, and on the other hand, the introduction of characteristic lighting elements alluding to balls scattered in the area for various sports disciplines.

 
 

 

 

06.04.2023

METAMORPHOSIS OF THE 'KUPIEC POZNAŃSKI'

After more than two decades of existence, the Kupiec Poznański shopping and office centre building is about to be subjected to a metamorphosis, with a partial change of function to a hotel. Our studio prepared a design for the external illumination of the building, in the planned hotel part. The design assumes a linear lighting system with visible luminance of light sources, to subtly highlight the characteristic elements of the building's geometry, while respecting the building's surroundings and avoiding excessive ambient lighting.        

After more than two decades of existence, the Kupiec Poznański shopping and office centre building is about to be subjected to a metamorphosis, with a partial change of function to a hotel. Our studio prepared a design for the external illumination of the building, in the planned hotel part. The design assumes a linear lighting system with visible luminance of light sources, to subtly highlight the characteristic elements of the building's geometry, while respecting the building's surroundings and avoiding excessive ambient lighting.

 
 

 

 

22.03.2023

DAYLIGHT ANALYSIS AS A KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

QLAB Laboratory of Light does not only design ready-made lighting solutions. We also carry out the development of a variant analysis of the daylighting of buildings at a very preliminary design or even conceptual stage.We take a little closer look at one of the analyses on our LinkedIn profile.

QLAB Laboratory of Light does not only design ready-made lighting solutions. We also carry out the development of a variant analysis of the daylighting of buildings at a very preliminary design or even conceptual stage.
We take a little closer look at one of the analyses
on our LinkedIn profile.

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