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  • Company
    Schneider+Schumacher, Germany
  • Lead Designer
    Till Schneider, Kai Otto
  • Design Team
    Simon Emge
  • Client
    Regent Beleuchtungskörper Ag
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To meet the needs of new office design concepts, schneider+schumacher, working with the Swiss lighting company Regent, has created a standing luminaire. The Lightpad’s timeless simple design fits into every type of working environment and minimises visual clutter. It provides optimal lighting via modular luminaires fitted with LED technology, and offers double-asymmetric lighting. With just one stanchion it can provide uniform illumination for a group of desks with up to four workplaces. The light’s controls and sensor technology are integrated into the stanchion.

Till Schneider and Michael Schumacher founded schneider+schumacher in Frankfurt am Main in 1988. Their legendary information box, erected shortly after reunification on what was then the largest construction site in Berlin, brought the office worldwide recognition. Since then more than 100 buildings, urban development projects and numerous product designs have emerged. The office’s spectrum ranges from housing to industrial buildings, a highway church to high-rises, and from museum work to a particle accelerator.

Other prizes
Award-winning architectural and urban development schemes include the Westhafen, an extension to the historic Städel Museum as well as the sustainably refurbished Silvertower project. Most recent accolades include the gold-coloured DOXX in Mainz, designed with bb22, the DGNB Platinum certified Parks Department Office in Frankfurt, and a redesign of external landscaping for the office complex "die welle". Selected Awards Gute Gestaltung 17, die welle; Hessischer Staatspreis für Universelles Design 2016, Autobahnkirche; German Design Award 2017, Lightpad; American Architecture Prize 2016, Platinum: Erweiterung Städel Museum, Gold: Autobahnkirche Siegerland; LEAF Awards 2016, Shortlist, die welle; Iconic Awards 2016, die welle; Auszeichnung vorbildlicher Bauten NRW 2015, Autobahnkirche; A&W Architekt des Jahres 2015, schneider+schumacher; WAN Transport Award 2015, Shortlist, Ölhafenbrücke Raunheim; WA Top 100 „World´s Largest Architecture Practices“ 2015, schneider+schumacher; Deutscher Städtebaupreis 2014, Special prize: Ölhafenbrücke Raunheim; Mies van der Rohe Award 2014, Nomination, Autobahnkirche Siegerland; Tsuboi Award 2014, Parapluie; best architects14 Award, Winner, Autobahnkirche Siegerland; DAM Preis für Architektur in Deutschland 2014, Shortlist, Ölhafenbrücke; Gestaltungspreis „Baukultur in Deutschland“ 2014, 2. Preis, Ölhafenbrücke Raunheim, Acknowledgment, Erweiterung des Städel Museums; AIT Award 2. Platz „public buildings/education“, Autobahnkirche Siegerland;. WAN Award 2014 „Wood in Architecture“ Shortlist, Autobahnkirche Siegerland; Preis des deutschen Stahlbaus 2014 Auszeichnung, Ölhafenbrücke Raunheim; Architizer A+ Award 2014 – Popular Choice Winner, Autobahnkirche Siegerland; Architizer A+ Awards 2014 - Finalist, Ölhafenbrücke Raunheim; Preis der Landesinitiative „Baukultur in Hessen“ 2013, Ölhafenbrücke Raunheim; best architects14, Autobahnkirche Siegerland

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