UZB University Center for Dental Medicine Basel
Photo: Photo Basilisk AG
Photo: Photo Basilisk AG

UZB University Center for Dental Medicine Basel

Reading lamps with electrical sockets

The green light was given, over 10 years ago, when mawa developed the potsdam table lamp for the University Library in Potsdam-Golm. Since then, this  timeless,  often-customized  model,  illuminates the workspaces of numerous educational institutions both inside the country and abroad.

In August, 2019, the light  found  it ’s  way  into  the  new  building  of  the  Rosenthal  Campus  in  Basel,  which accomodates the University Center for Dental Medicine (UZB) and rooms for the Department of Environmental Science.

There, they illuminate the elongated, double-sided, work islands of the discipline-specific library branch. The rectangular head of the lamp, mounted centrally on a long shaft, directs the illumination, broadly and glare- free, onto the work surface by means of a satin-finished cover. The custom base-plate, cleanly flush-mounted in the table surface as requested by the client, contains the light switch as well as two electrical outlets. Completely new was the request to mount the lights, without a shaft, on the privacy walls of the separate single work spaces – thanks to in-house manufacturing, no problem.

We’re happy to be a part of this one-of-a-kind, leading Swiss dental center and to be supporting the 100 students during their education and while learning their craft.

Project Developer and Client

University Center for Dental Medicine at the University of Basel

Architect

BUR Architekten AG, Zurich

ARGE general planner

BUR Architekten AG, Zurich / Rapp Architekten AG, Münchenstein

Building contractor

Marti AG, Lausen

Building engineers

Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure, Basel

Lighting design

Codes Lite GmbH, Zurich

Photography

Photo Basilisk AG

Scope of services

42 × potsdam table lamps po 1
LED, 25 W, with 2 × FLF electrical sockets and 1 × FLF electrical switch (provided); silver

26 × potsdam lamps without shafts po 1
LED, 25 W, silver

Photo: Photo Basilisk AG
Photo: Photo Basilisk AG

Photo: Photo Basilisk AG

Photo: Photo Basilisk AG

Photo: Photo Basilisk AG