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Italy | Brescia | Sbim – Banca Lombarda Headquarter

The project for Banca Lombarda’s new business centre is by architect Vittorio Gregotti, commissioned by SBIM (Società Bresciana Immobiliare Mobiliare) of the Banca Lombarda Group. As Gregotti himself explains, it will be a “borderline reality between public and private”, in which residential areas and public offices will coexist. The building looks like a cube, 12 storeys high, hollowed out inside. The volume is closed by three façades and encloses a large courtyard open to the street and another conical pyramid-shaped volume housing two conference rooms, independent of the rest of the complex. The two side wings of the cubic volume are occupied by the operational offices, while the perpendicular wall forms the backdrop to the large courtyard. The lighting design for the corridor on the executive floor is based on a distribution scheme that follows the operating levels. The presence of numerous valuable paintings makes it necessary to give priority to the lighting of the exhibition walls in order to improve the perception of the works on display and the overall image of the space. The use of luminaires with multiple optics makes it possible to vary the directionality of the light emission by simply changing the internal arrangement of the optics. Three scenarios are envisaged for the architectural lighting works of the auditorium, which convey the elegance of the solutions implemented and the consistency of the values measured with respect to the project’s lighting objectives. The first scenario designed for the general lighting is characterised by a custom-made suspension luminaire, with great visual impact, made up of 440 halogen lamps, which is located in the centre of the auditorium. The second is characterised by specific lighting for the speakers’ desks, provided by side projectors installed in special concealed niches. The third is a partial lighting of the hall through the side corridor with recessed luminaires.


Project:
Lighting Design Piero Castiglioni

Collaborations:
Gregotti Associated Architects

Photo Courtesy:
Piero Castiglioni

Year:
2005

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Overall view of a room with ceiling lights
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Night view of the outline of the city of Mantua
Illuminated night view of the entrance courtyard
Night view of Malba - Costantini Foundation illuminated
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Detail of the lighting system used
View of the ceiling glass windows with lighting
Outdoor spaces with architectural lighting
A night view of the illuminated building
View of the rooms and the exhibition path
Deputies with the lighting used
View of the complex with night lighting
The stage of the Teatro Comunale of Florence
The works of art inside the illuminated Papal Stables
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci with the lighting used
Full view of the illuminated theater
Full view of the Cultural Center building
One of the rooms with the works on display and the lighting fixtures
Overall view of the central courtyard of the service center
Detail of the illuminated facade of the Dior building
Front view of the Lingotto building in Turin
Front view of the main entrance facade
View from the outside of the building and the facades
Front view of the staircase of Santa Maria del Monte
Overall view of the concert hall
The illuminated hall of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum
Exterior view of the museum building
View of the museum from the water
Front view of the Il Sole 24 Ore Seat building
The lighting fixtures installed on the ceiling
Viktor & Rolf Showroom inside the showroom
Overall view of a room with ceiling lights
Another central view of the illuminated hall of Palazzo Marino
The historic center of Siena illuminated
The lighting of the Salone delle Feste at the Quirinale
The illuminated waiting canopies
Entrance to the exhibition set up of Gianni Versace
Front view of the windows of the picture gallery
Il Porto Antico di Genova in una vista notturna
Detail of the lighting of the internal courtyard
Night view of the outline of the city of Mantua
Illuminated night view of the entrance courtyard
Night view of Malba - Costantini Foundation illuminated
Overall view of the Hall
Central view of the illuminated Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
The night lighting of the Sanctuary
Night view of the Italcementi Research Center
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