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Antinori Winery, Florence: Martini

18.2.2015

As one of the most celebrated wineries in Italy, the owners of the Antinori Estate seeked to enhance their surrounding landscape as an expression of the cultural and social importance of the place where their wine is produced. Martini Light worked closely with the project team from Archea Associates of Florence to devise a scheme and luminaire selection which was sympathetic to the natural materials used whilst reinforcing the volumous spaces within.

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The site is surrounded by the unique hills of Chianti, covered with vineyards, half-way between Florence and Siena. The purpose of the project was to merge the building and the rural landscape; the industrial complex appears to be a part of the latter thanks to the roof, which has been turned into a plot of farmland cultivated with vines, interrupted, along the contour lines, by two horizontal cuts which let light into the interior and provide those inside the building with a view of the landscape through the imaginary construction of a diorama. The façade, to use an expression typical of buildings, therefore extends horizontally along the natural slope, paced by the rows of vines which, along with the earth, form its “roof cover”. The openings or cuts discreetly reveal the underground interior: offices and areas where the wine is produced are arranged along the lower, and the bottling and storage areas along the upper. The secluded heart of the winery where the wine matures in barrels, with sequenced terracotta vaults, guarantees the ideal thermo-hygrometric conditions for the slow maturing of the product.

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The architectural section of the building reveals that the structure follows both the production process of the grapes which descend (as if by gravity) – from the point of arrival, to the fermentation tanks to the underground barrel vault – and that of the visitors who on the contrary ascend from the parking area to the winery and the vineyards, through the production and display areas with the press, the area where vinsanto is aged, to finally reach the restaurant and the floor hosting the auditorium, the museum, the library, the wine tasting areas and the sales outlet.

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The offices, the administrative areas and executive offices, located on the upper level, are paced by a sequence of internal courts illuminated by circular holes scattered across the vineyard-roof. The materials and technologies evoke the local tradition of simplicity, both in the use of terracotta and in the use of energy produced naturally by the earth to cool and insulate the winery, creating the ideal climatic conditions for the production of wine.

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Tbilisi Public Service Hall: Martini

16.2.2015

The Tbilisi Public Service Hall by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas is situated in the centre of Tbilisi, Georgia, overlooking the Kura river.

The Lux series of high performance LED projectors from Martini was used to illuminate 11 ‘petals’ which form the roof structure, yet are structurally independent from the rest of the building.

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Made up of 7 volumes containing offices, with each volume consisting of 4 floors located on different levels, the hall covers 28 000 sqm. These volumes are placed around a ”central public square,” which is the core of the project and where the front office services are located for the National Bank of Georgia, the Minister of Energy, and the Civil and National Registry.

Three of the eleven ‘petals’ cover the central space. The petals, varying in their geometry and dimension, reach almost 35 metres and are supported by a structure of tree shaped steel pillars visible, in addition to the petals, externally and internally from the building.

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Martini Light: HOOP

19.1.2015

HOOP is the premium commercial downlight family from Martini Light, featuring the exclusive HD Retina LED module in addition to a comprehensive set of high performance modules in various colour temperatures, lumen packages, and CRI options.

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OPTICAL ASSEMBLY

The HOOP series features a high performance aluminium optic made of planar circular facets framed in convex square sections to achieve uniform distribution and maximum visual comfort on worktops and circulation areas. The reflector construction of high vacuum metalised aluminium ensures controlled luminance for use in VDU (visual display unit) workspaces, with the faceted optic achieving UGR <19, controlling the light distribution with optimal performance. All HOOP models include as standard an extra-clear transparent methacrylate screen for optimal lumen maintenance and IP44 protection.

LIGHT SOURCES

25W / 40W / 50W

2950°K / 3000°K / 4000°K

CRI 80 / CRI 90 / CRI 97 / MCRI 97

1600lm / 2130lm / 2460lm / 3260lm / 3285lm / 3550lm / 4375lm / 5025lm delivered

25W and 50W LED arrays are available in neutral white (4000K) and warm white (3000K) in CRI >80 or Warm White (2950K) in CRI 97.

40W LED arrays are available in neutral white (4000K) and warm white (3000K) in CRI >80.

25W and 50W HD Retina LED modules are warm white (soft) and feature MCRI 97.

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CONSTRUCTION

HOOP is constructed with a die-cast aluminium body, metalised aluminium optics, a tempered glass screen and steel springs. Finish is a satin white powdercoated trim.

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CONTROL

A heat sensor positioned on top of the heat sink protects the LED module by switching off the luminaire if it should overheat. HOOP is delivered complete with fixed output control gear, with optional 1-10V or DALI control.

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