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Powiśle Park, Warsaw, Poland

  • Powiśle Park, Warsaw, Poland
  • Powiśle Park, Warsaw, Poland
  • Powiśle Park, Warsaw, Poland
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Sensa controls detect when the space is empty and automatically turn the lights off to prevent energy being wasted.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    The office lighting benefits from daylight controls to automatically adjust the lighting according to daylight levels. This ensures the lighting is not on when it is unnecessary.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    Producing the correct lighting levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Task/scene setting focuses on using the right amount of light for the particular time and task in hand. In the conference/meeting rooms, users can choose from a range of scenes to suit their requirements.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Lights are automatically turned off during unoccupied hours and turned on when required. As a result, no energy is wasted lighting the building when it is closed.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Careful selection and arrangement of lighting in the car park maximises lighting impact while minimising energy use in unoccupied areas.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Tailoring maintenance schedules in accordance to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Enabling results of actions to be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

Property developer and long-term Thorn customer, Powiśle Park, approached Thorn for an outdoor and indoor lighting solution for
its new class A office building at ul. Kruczkowskiego 2 in Warsaw, Poland.

Designed by architects Kuryłowcz & Associates, the 20 000m2 building features some of the latest architectural trends and modern, eco-friendly energy systems. Thorn was chosen on the basis of the high quality of its products and the fit of the products' designs with the building's architectural design.

Lighting objective

The lighting objectives were to fit with the building's distinctive architectural design while achieving a good level of energy
efficiency. Areas to be illuminated included the offices, corridors, conference/meeting rooms, toilets and car park.

Lighting solution, results and benefits

For the offices, main corridors and conference/meeting rooms, a customised version of Thorn's Equaline luminaire was installed with T16 direct lamps. Offering linear lighting in a simple and pure design, Equaline has a high light output ratio and importantly, flexibility to meet architectural design requirements.

With white ceilings throughout the building, Equaline was customised with a white paint for seamless integration. In addition, the standard single and double length modules were adjusted so that the lengths of the luminaires corresponded with the room dimensions.

To meet the architect’s requirements the mounting height of Equaline is the same in every room, even where the ceiling height changes. A combination of recessed, suspended and surface mounted mounting techniques was used.

To reduce energy consumption Equaline is fitted with presence detection in every room. The offices also benefit from daylight
detection while the conference/meeting rooms have task/scene setting functionality.

For the toilets and other corridors it was important to find a cost effective luminaire that would deliver performance and value. For this reason Thorn’s fluorescent Chalice 190 H shallow recessed downlight was used. Offering high versatility and excellent performance, Chalice 190 H consumes 25% less power than traditional fluorescent versions and is fitted with presence detection to further reduce energy consumption.

On the building's façade a special version of Thorn's dynamic Band RGB floodlight with DMX was provided. Each floodlight has been mounted as an uplight and each window has its own floodlight. Dynamic scenes bring the building to life and enable the colour of the façade to change.

The entire office building is controlled by Thorn's Sensa lighting management system which incorporates time management to ensure all lights are turned off during unoccupied periods.

In the car park Thorn’s IP65 rated Aquaforce II LED luminaire provides highly durable and efficient lighting with the added benefit
of lighting zones coupled with presence detection to eliminate energy being wasted lighting an empty space.

Piotr Grudniewski, Marketing Director CEE at Thorn, says: "Key to success of this project was our good relationship with the architect, our product customisation flexibility and our technical knowledge in lighting controls."