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... in the skies

The Lightlab at Danube University Krems

Light is the most important source of information for human beings. The eyes perceive 80 percent of all information. Unsurprisingly, therefore, daylight has a significant effect on our physical and mental comfort.


During the concept-phase of a building project, the correct and attentive handling of light is essential. Specific knowledge is necessary to make draft-relevant decisions for example the correct positioning of openings in buildings, the selection of shading elements, controlling elements etc.


At Danube University Krems we deal with light in its entirety. It’s our aim to accomplish the best daylight quality in buildings and to find solutions to supplement daylight by adequate artificial lighting as necessary.

...Experimenting, researching and evaluating in the artificial skies of the lightlab.