9 Oct 2015 / iGuzzini /

Tenerife Espacio de las Artres

In October 2008, the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA) di Santa Cruz was inaugurated on the Island of Tenerife: : it was not only a museum lighting.

With its 20,000 m² of floor space, the TEA is primarily a cultural infrastructure with a clear contemporary vocation of bringing together different types of art in one place; but it is also, and no less, a fragment of urban fabric connecting the old world and the new in the city centre. The main feature of this building is the profusion of small glazed openings spread across the entire shell. More exactly, there are 1200 of these windows, in 720 different shapes and sizes.

The idea was inspired by the pixellation of a digital image picturing reflections of sunlight on the ocean waters of the Canary Islands. The preparation of the concrete frontages, punctuated with pixel-like perforations that provide the building with a truly singular type of lighting, serves both to enable a unique distribution of natural light admitted during the daytime, and produce a magical radiation of artificial light from interior to exterior at nighttime. The exterior is illuminated by recessed Linealuce fixtures; recessed Light Up Walk fixtures installed at floor level guarantee maximum visual comfort; MaxiWoody and Light Up Walk Professional spots are positioned at the end of the ramp, tracing atmospheric trails of light.

The museum lighting inside the library, fluorescent Lineup fixturescreate the ideal indirect lighting for reading and browsing, whereas the exhibition halls are equipped with special products (fluorescent strips). The permanent exhibition room is lit by a mixture of Tecnica spots and floods and Le Perroquet pendants which can be used both to pick out individual features and, when fitted with a diffuser, to provide uniform lighting for vertical surfaces, functioning effectively as wall washers.

top
Leave your comment
No comments yet.
Lighting Directory
Videos
Activity Based Lighting in Offices
Flexible OLED light panel

Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Lights in Alingsås
It started in 1999 when students from HDK, Jönköping University and Gothenburg University gathered in Alingsås to experiment with different lighting designs for public buildings. The following year, the municipality entered into agreements with the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association
Oct
22
Guzhen International Lighting Fair
Dubbed as China's Lighting Capital, the city of Guzhen has over 20,000 registered lighting enterprises, including some 8,000 lighting fixture companies and 6,000 companies engaging in the manufacturing of lighting fixtures. Also as the host city of Guzhen Lighting Fair, Guzhen has the most comprehensive lighting value chain which meets overseas buyers' sourcing and other business needs.
Oct
27
Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition)
Despite expectations to the contrary, since Donald Trump took office as the US President in January 2017, Sino-US trade relations have remained largely amicable, with many of his campaign pledges to get tough on China yet to come to fruition.
Nov
01
Professional Lighting Design Convention
This biannual Convention was created for the global lighting design market. Lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession. PLDC stands for high quality knowledge transfer and international networking opportunities.

New manufacturers