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Station Antwerpen Centraal
Antwerp, Belgium

  • project Station Antwerpen Centraal
  • client Eurostation N.V.
  • lighting designer Selux Benelux N.V.
  • photographer Alain Franzolini

Each day, some 25,000 trav­ellers and 500 trains pass through Antwerp Cen­tral Sta­tion, one of the finest rail­way sta­tions in the world. It is known to locals as the Rail­way Cathe­dral”, mainly on account of its impos­ing dome. Opened in 1905, the sta­tion has been exten­sively redesigned over the past few years so that the sta­tion now oper­ates on three levels, includ­ing an under­ground sec­tion.

As part of the ren­o­va­tion mea­sures, its stone sta­tion build­ing has been fitted with an elab­o­rate light­ing system. In keep­ing with the building’s eclec­tic style, the impos­ing sta­tion build­ing is now adorned with Olivio accent light­ing. With their 14-metre high poles and min­i­mal­ist shape, the lights ensure a mas­ter­ful look by day yet with­out dom­i­nat­ing the sur­round­ings.

  • The organic design of Olivio and its functional versatility due to the modular design of this luminaire family is inspired by role models from nature. As a result Olivio forms the basis for light concepts in urban living areas where the focus is on the well-being of people. Olivio luminaire heads are available in the sizes Grande, Medio and Piccolo and can be combined with various arms and pole types from the three design lines Sistema, Floracion and Candelabra. Yet it is not just the design that can be adapted individually according to the situation – various optics and light colours from 2,700 to 4,000 Kelvin also cater for challenging lighting tasks efficiently and without glare: from illumination of paths and squares, floodlighting of façades and accent lighting of buildings. The new Olivio Cap also reduces light scatter and for special requirements, with its camera and loudspeaker modules, Olivio can be integrated into smart application scene. The special wooden-pole aesthetic emphasizes the Olivio's high quality, organic luminaire design. Combined with luminaire heads in a harmonoius colour tone such as bronze, this results in a timelessly comforting spatial ambience.

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