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Sustainable and modular luminaire design for the new headquarter of Amorepacific.; Sustainable and modular luminaire design for the new headquarter of Amorepacific.;

Amorepacific Luminaire design, Seoul

Developing an innovative luminaire design for Amorepacific

For the recently completed headquarters of Amorepacific, one of the largest cosmetic companies in Asia, David Chipperfield Architects and Arup created a sustainable and modular luminaire design. The innovative product line is adaptable for versatile future uses as it allows full replacement of parts and provides easy adjustments to changing project needs.

The new commercial building has a gross floor area of 216,000m² and provides space for up to 7,000 users. As Amorepacific operates 28 different brands under one roof, a high level of flexibility for the current and future usage of the space is required. This created the need for various individual light atmospheres in the building. It was therefore essential to develop a variety of lighting solutions for the different usages without having to deal with many different luminaire types and manufacturers.

Project Summary


12 different light distributions

30possible combinations

100%replaceable components

As the luminaires can be modified for any changes in the building use during their lifetime, without compromising the design, the luminaire design implements the principles of circular economy. Their globally unique interchangeable optical lenses combine total internal reflection with refraction at their underside. More than twenty different performances have been specified to achieve the light atmospheres desired in the building.

We created an innovative optical tool kit that allows the design of a series of different light distributions using the same luminaire body shape in the entire building. The idea of a luminaire product line as a modular system was born. ” Alexander Rotsch Alexander Rotsch Europe Lighting Design Lead