Client: Trident Park, Malta
Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects, London
Lighting Design: Ulrike Brandi Licht
For the conversion of the long former brewery building into an office building, the architects designed cut-outs in the building down to the first floor to provide the respective office floors with daylight. The large area in the basement also receives so much daylight that offices were accommodated there.
Laterally, the glass facades of the “Sunken Gardens” light the rooms on the basement level; in the center, this is accomplished through “skylight tables” in the gardens on the first floor level.
We explored two strategies to further increase daylighting:
This project shows that a daylighting design that was thought through from the beginning opens up economic advantages for the client. The areas in the basement could not have been used as offices without good daylight planning by the architect and lighting designer alike.