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DELICATE DORTMUND


The Landesoberbergamt building in Dortmund is an important structure in North-Rhine-Wesphalian industrial history. Insta tackled the lighting of the building’s atrium with restrained sophistication.


Insta was commissioned to develop a lighting design for the entrance hall area of the Landesoberbergamt in Dortmund. The building used to be home to the area’s Mining Authority and after being badly damaged during the Second World War, was re-built, its original design left unaltered. An imposing three-storey building, the structure with its traditional slate roofed clock tower, remains a Dortmund landmark to this day.


Insta opted for a delicate lighting design that was respectful of the building’s timeless style and considerable history. The foyer of the building was generally


perceived as being too dark in the past and it was requested by the District Government of Arnsberg as well as the Mining and Energy Department, who are still responsible for the upkeep of the building, that Insta would work to make the area light and airy and avoid any propensity towards gloom. The renovation took place from March to July 2012 during which time the entrance area was restored to its original condition. The Obere Denkmalbehörde (the heritage authority, responsible for the conservation and preservation of historic buildings) demanded that the installed luminaires should e tted inisily so as not to


impede too much on the building’s original character, a challenge Insta willingly accepted.


nstas solution was to use ligree  lightlines from the LEDLUX programme (LEDLUX LH and LN) as well as a back- lighting of translucent glass panes with at  luinaires, also out of the  programme (LEDLUX Plane). After the installation was completed all the parties involved agreed that the effect hoped for, the brightening up of an historic building without overshadowing its elegant disposition, had been achieved. www.insta.de


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