Oxford Martin School, Oxford University

Oxford Martin School, Oxford University

The Oxford Martin School project involved the refurbishment and adaptation of Basil Champney’s Old Indian Institute. The Oxford Martin School is interdisciplinary research school where leading academics undertake research into the problems of the 21st century, from climate change to fuel poverty.

Architect Berman Guedes Stretton’s brief asked for the highest quality collaborative working environment and Consulting engineers Hoare Lea Oxford were responsible for the M&E design including the specification of the lighting.

A number of LED & T5 luminaires were specified not only to enable a light and inspiring environment for the users but the selection of luminaires was also important in contributing to the building’s sustainability credentials whilst being sympathetic to the existing beautiful architecture.

WILA supplied a number of the luminaires on the project for various areas including the 160-seater lecture theatre, café area and the main BAND Pendant Halo LED luminaires which are installed throughout the entrance area, corridors, pod offices and open plan office areas.

The design had to comply with the Universities Lighting Philosophy document which outlines the design and installation requirements for lighting control and luminaries. For Office areas the criteria calls for 2 – 3W/m2/100 lux depending on whether recessed or suspended. The BAND luminaires are featured throughout and create striking visuals as you navigate through the building.

Produced using extruded rolled aluminium the Pendant direct/indirect Circular LED fittings have a polycarbonate satin opal diffuser and are supplied with a DALI driver in the ceiling rose.

The luminaires have an overall diameter of1000 mm with a width of 46 mm & depth of 115 mm. All RAL colour finishes are available, on this particular project RAL 9016, Traffic White was specified along with 3000 K LED’s, 4000 K is also available.

Within the Lecture Theatre and Open plan office areas the LINIC LED luminaires were installed as continuous profiles finished in an antique bronze colour. This is a high performance slim line linear fitting which can be recessed, surface mounted or pendant, supplied with either an opal or micro-prismatic diffuser and can be manufactured to meet specific lengths.

Various recessed and surface mount LED Downlights were also installed including the Tentec Zono and Flat Lights. Micronic pendant luminaires; indirect/direct with microprismatic cover and linear prisms for ceiling illumination were installed in the offices along with the recessed Ingenic 600×600 square luminaire with central curved micro-prismatic optic and high efficiency reflector.
The result is a high quality installation balancing the existing architecture with a sympathetic design.

Luminaires supplied:

Linic LED Halo pendant luminaires
Tentec zono Downlights
Flat lights Surface Mounted luminaires
Ingenic and Micronic pendant luminaires

Berman Guedes Stretton, Oxford, United Kingdom
Lighting Design:
Hoare Lea, Oxford, United Kingdom

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