LIGHT AND STIMULATION
In the general classrooms, the lighting solution meets the lighting requirements in terms of illuminance levels, in accordance with the RETILAP standard. Lamp's FIL 45 SYSTEM linear luminaires provide a lighting solution that integrates both general and accent lighting.
The general lighting uniformly provides the necessary levels of lighting for the children to carry out their tasks in the classroom. These systems are equipped with dynamic white technology and have an opal comfort diffuser, which provides pleasant lighting with low levels of glare (UGR).
The centre makes the most of natural resources, such as sunlight. For this reason, the artificial lighting is regulated by light sensors that take into account the natural light that enters the classroom, and this is integrated into the DALI control protocol.
The general lighting is complemented by HANCE spotlights at the ends of the lines. This warm accent lighting with excellent colour rendering enhances certain perimeter elements of the classroom, such as the library area, or areas that highlight awards or hold exhibitions of students' work.
These accent lighting elements, together with the indirect lighting in recesses, make up the "welcome" lighting, creating a lighting ambience that welcomes users. As a result, when a child approaches a classroom, it will never appear as a completely dark area, even if the classroom is empty.
In the playroom and dining room areas, the lighting is a playful element, and the lighting solutions themselves are transformed into an organic element that is integrated into the architecture. The lighting in these areas is provided by FIL 45 hexagonal structures, which provide a light that is both functional and fun at the same time.
Likewise, in the special classrooms, there were also certain specific requirements, as in the case of the music room, where the concept of synaesthesia was played with, experimenting with the way colours create sensations and stimulate certain senses. In the chapel, indirect and warm light was used to encourage reflection and the sense of calm.
The entrances to the classrooms and the corridoors were also given special attention. In the connections between the areas, the lighting tends to be more functional and pragmatic, and the Ocult luminaire was used in this respect. This integrates well, due to its compact size and the excellent lighting comfort made possible by its high degree of shielding. The intersections guide the access to the different classrooms. In these areas, a type of lighting that invites the children to explore the different routes was used.
The teaching staff also needed lighting adapted to their needs. In the administrative areas, we opted for a cooler light that would activate the senses, whereas in the teachers' room we worked to create an atmosphere that would help them to rest. For this reason, the lighting aimed to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere.