InterCityHotel Matteo Thun Design

Re-Design Corporate Architecture & Corporate Lighting

Place: Braunschweig

Category: Hotels, Bars & Restaurants

Deutsche Hospitality, the parent company of the hotel brands Steigenberger, Jaz and InterCity, commissioned the architecture and design office Matteo Thun from Italy and Kober Lichtplaner from Dortmund with the redesign of the corporate architecture and the corporate light of the InterCityHotels. The new 4-star hotel in Braunschweig marks the start. Natural materials, natural nonchalance and a relaxed atmosphere form the basic requirements for the architecture and lighting concept.

The lighting concept is based on the grammar of light by American lighting planning pioneer Richard Kelly: light to see, look at and look at. A holistic composition of functional light with wallwashers and directional spotlights flush with the ceiling and additional decorative light objects.

The light in the public areas can be switched and adapted athompherically with different light scenes based on a DALI light control for different times of the day and uses. Recessed luminaires with a black light cone and concise, functional lens integrate naturally into the dark appearance of the ceiling.
Special oval flood lens technology emphasizes linear architectural structures as well as traffic zones and at the same time enables an economical approach with few light points. Integrated downlights enable functional and fatigue-free lighting in the conference rooms. Light coves ensure a harmonious transition to the bright window areas and adjust the brightness contrasts.

The interior design concept by Matteo Thun ensures that the guest is located in the respective city by means of an oversized city map as a wall covering behind the bed. Natural materials, casual cosiness, transparency and lightness are further features of the concept, which was supported by the development of a special light as an add-on cove.

Design & Architectur: Matteo Thun Architects
Photos Copyright: IntercityHotels