Alchemia — regeneration to a multipurpose complex
Alchemia based in Gdansk is home to a modern, multipurpose business complex
Gdansk in Poland is a rapidly growing district with new offices, residential areas, sports facilities, leisure and health developments; regeneration of the area is bringing modern life up to date to meet the needs of local residents and its workers.
Alchemia based in Gdansk is home to a modern, multipurpose business complex. The versatile, state of the art lighting control system was built up with over 2,000 Helvar Lighting Control components. Helvar System Partner DJP was involved in the project from the design phase onwards and carried out the lighting project to the successful end.
“With energy efficiency playing a big part of this project from the design to the installation, the lighting control system needed to be energy saving and compliant with LEED.”
The original brief specified the need to have a fully selfcontained lighting control system that had full integration into a flexible Building Management System (BMS) . Each connected device needed to go through one mainline to reduce additional wiring costs. With over 46 000 m2 spanning over four tower buildings a high quality BMS system needed to identify system failure, give instant reporting as well as be flexible and easy enough to customise and edit individual settings.
With energy efficiency playing a big part of this project from the design to the installation, the lighting control system needed to be energy saving and compliant with LEED. The system included over 500 PIR presence/absence sensors to ensure the lighting control system will run as efficiently as possible.
The Polish Green Building Council, member of World Green Building Council, has awarded the Alchemia project with the award for Certified Green Building in PLGBC Green Building Awards in 2015. ‘ We are very proud to have been involved in this amazing, award winning project’, says Dariusz Prekurat, managing director of DJP.
‘The Helvar system was able to meet our lighting control needs working in conjunction with the BMS system’, says Roman Sokołowski, Lead engineer. ‘DJP offered the complete package including the technical support and I am very satisfied with the Helvar system. DJP are a very professional company. They were able to implement all our requirements and needs to the full.’