ADAC Service Center
Bright, modern and linear is the way the ADAC’s south German Service Centre in the middle of Munich appears. For the renovation of the building’s façade at Sendlinger Tor, however, the “Yellow Angels” took a somewhat interesting route. Germany’s largest automobile club wanted to demonstrate its environmental awareness through a no-compromise CO2-low lighting concept with innovative optical technology.
Lights, each containing two LEDs with an opposed reflector, were integrated inconspicuously into the window reveals. At dusk and during the night, the building is discreetly illuminated. The light generated, in typical ADAC yellow, is directed precisely on the reflector, which focuses it on the window reveals and the roof. This indirect lighting gives the façade, which appears angular by day, a surprisingly soft appearance at night, with a monochromatic gradation of colour from yellow to black. This gives the service centre’s offices a dreamy outline that gives way to wide-awake lines during the day.