Anolis Eminere gets Estrel Berlin in The Mood
Anolis Eminere 1 RGBA LED wall washing lighting fixtures were specified to create mood lighting in a series of breakout rooms in the newest extension to the Estrel Congress Center (ECC) in Berlin, with the Czech manufacturer also producing some specially adapted ceiling mounting versions of the fixture to suit this project.
Each of the new break out rooms can accommodate up to 50 ‐ 240 people, and in line with its quest to oﬀer the best cutting-edge technology, Estrel’s owner and technical management teams planned mood lighting from the early stages of the design and planning process explains ECC’s technical manager for AV, Thomas Herzberg. “People in general are much more aware of the power and reach of lighting now, how it can aﬀect thinking and attitude, so we wanted to provide this facility as part of our standard lighting and AV packages,” he explained.
He started exploring mood lighting options, seeking “something completely diﬀerent” from the usual white lighting requirements and contacted diﬀerent suppliers. The venue already owns a quantity of Robe lighting technology with which it is really satisfied, so looking at ‘sister’ architectural brand Anolis seemed a logical path. Robe Germany sent samples and conducted on site demos so the diﬀerent options could be thoroughly tested, evaluated, and compared. Between 10 and 12 Eminere 1s are installed in each of the breakout rooms where they blend elegantly into the surroundings and produce colours and mood just as was envisioned. Mood lighting control is integrated via the building’s IP system and is designed to make it as straightforward as possible for clients to change the moods and create new colour schemes to suit their event using either wall mounting Crestron touch panels in each room or remotely via a tablet.