For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural and technical sciences to benefit society.
Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe covering approx. 293,500 m2 with a student reporting of 7,597 in 2011. The architectural style of the many beautiful buildings of DTU is based on a very classic design, thus the challenge has been to awaken attention to the magnificence even after dark.
The technical department of DTU teamed up with Matrix Sales and their lighting specialist, Urs Friis-Alstrup, with a mission to revitalize the visual look and feel of the classic old buildings leading the way with the central and listed Building 101. The task of complementing the architectural design was soon solved by installing 26 units of the innovative and compact SGM Q-7 RGB flood light, which literally sheds new light on the building.
Matrix Sales worked closely with the SGM team in the project phase ensuring the delivery of a technical performance, a good impression and an aesthetic output as a first step to lighting up the entire area of DTU.
“It was a fantastic experience to work on this project, first of all because DTU has so much history in Denmark, and the buildings and surroundings are legacy. We did several tests with different light solutions and with the new SGM Q-7 we had a perfect product that did match the technical requirements and also had a look and feel that is awesome”, says Urs Friis-Alstrup – Matrix Sales.