Yesterday marked the digital opening of the new Light Forum of the Zumtobel Group in Dornbirn, Austria. An old factory hall at the company’s founding location has been refurbished and converted into a new Light Forum. In close cooperation with Zumtobel Group, Snøhetta has developed a dynamic space concept and a co-creation space.
The central element of the spacious 4,000-square-meter hall is a generous staircase serving as a meeting point and atrium. Cubes create a flexible framework for the presentation of new technologies, products, and lighting expertise. The unique architectural space will provide a platform promoting exchange and networking, and will function as a lively space where customers, partners, employees and the public can meet and exchange thoughts and ideas.
Based on the conceptual idea of Herbert Resch of the Zumtobel Group, the revitalization of the lighting company’s old factory hall is also an important contribution to a long-term development of the company’s headquarters that are interwoven with Dornbirn’s urban fabric.