Interface projects

Solarlux

Project specifications

Location: The Netherlands
Installation m²: 1,500 m²

Products used

  • Palette 2000 Chilli

Solarlux is a German family company from Osnabrück, which focuses on the production and supply of aluminium and wood folding partition wall systems and greenhouses. In 2007, they came up with the idea of building a new accommodation, applying the same key features which sell their own products: light, air and space.

Fred Mak, director of SOLARLUX Nederland BV.: ‘Good acoustics and also warm furnishings were important aspects in the choice for the interior. By installing the sustainable carpet from Interface, we created a cheerful and refined design in our offices, where ideas become reality. Harmony in the shades of colours used for the furniture and floor coverings makes the interior of Solarlux roomy and peaceful.’

Solarlux has created a company building where different functions such as showroom, cafeteria, training and meeting rooms, offices and stores form a harmonious and sustainable whole, with an optimal use of natural light sources. We use the sun for natural lighting and heat, and also as an energy source via solar panels.

Geothermal energy is used for heating and cooling the building. And finally, wind is used for ventilation and cooling, and rain water for flushing toilets. The aim was to realise a transparent building with large open spaces, but at the same time, intimacy for optimum workspaces, meeting rooms and commercial and presentation options.

“By installing the sustainable carpet from Interface, we created a cheerful and refined design in our offices, where ideas become reality.”
Fred Mak, Solarlux

The Solarlux building is notable for its optimal use of daylight thanks to its glass construction, and sustainable heating thanks to the use of geothermal energy and underfloor heating. And the office environment is also transparent and open. ‘We have strived for the feel of a living room’, says Mak. ‘We deliberately chose Interface’s sustainable products.’ The black tiles in the showroom and cafeteria and the grey tiles on both floors with harmonious accents of 4 shades of red in the meeting rooms and the central areas of the offices, turn the open space into a warm whole.’

The result is a Solarlux Comfort Office with architecture which is a talking-point, a surprising and comfortable interior, and astounding results in terms of indoor climate and energy consumption.

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