The Commercial Court at Fasanenhof, Stuttgart impresses with its tailor-made staff and facilities for the best possible support of legal disputes. Thanks to the secure, digital infrastructure, complex cases can be settled not only on site, but also by video conference if required. An essential basis for this is the optimal lighting of the premises.
As the digitalization of the court system advances, lighting will become increasingly important. Issues such a glare reduction and the readability of computer screens are key points for the lighting design in the courtrooms of tomorrow. In parallel with the Labor Court in Stuttgart, where a pilot project for glare-free lighting of the judges‘ chambers is being carried out in the context of the new, digital cases, the focus in the new Commercial Court is also on high quality glare-free lighting combined with an attractive and fatigue-free environment in the hearing rooms.
The goal of the Commercial Court lighting design is to provide an excellent working environment for the judges while supporting the architectural language.
The lighting installation deliberately does not push itself into the foreground, but integrates itself into the existing space leaving the focus on the negotiation. The luminaire bodies are not visible, blurring with the interior design. What remains is the brightening effect of the light, which makes the rooms appear larger and friendlier. This aids in reducing contrast in the room and helps users to maintain concentration for longer, which would otherwise be disturbed by large differences in brightness in the room. Combined with glare-free lighting features, this allows long meetings to be held without fatigue.
The formation of recessed indirect lighting in the ceiling contributes to the effect of increased height in the space and a pleasant ambience. By introducing decorative luminaires in the halls, the integral design is deliberately broken up to create interest in the room design and to further promote the upscale character of the interior. The lighting design is meticulously continued in the other functional rooms and remains at a high quality level. All lighting elements appear as an all-encompassing, well thought-out unit. As a result, the Commercial Court at Fasanenhof, like the Labor Court in Stuttgart, has innovative lighting that is fully adapted to the sophisticated requirements of digitalization in the legal sector. Both projects, the first of their kind in Germany, are groundbreaking for the future lighting of national and international courtrooms in the advancement of digitalization.