The Katwolderplein building is a new mixed-use facility located in the city centre of Zwolle. The Katwolderplein project includes inter alia a supermarket, a cinema and a car park. The car park has six floors and about 700 parking spaces. BB-Lightconcepts and Park Assist combine their strengths in this new car park of Katwolderplein.
Car park Katwolderplein is the third combined project with BB Parklight and the Park Assist L4 Smart-Sensor in the Netherlands. The L4 system combines the efficient BB Parklight, which uses 60% less electricity than traditional lighting, with Park Assist’s camera based parking guidance system. This system points the parking visitors to the free parking spaces, while reducing the searching traffic.
The Park Assist module can be clicked on top of the fixture easily without the use of tools. Special brackets for the lighting system create room for the Park Assist module. Cable trunks are placed on top of the fixtures for the communication and power wiring according to the daisy-chain principle.
The municipality of Zwolle is owner of the car park and has high sustainability ambitions. The aim is to be (one of) the first car parks with a BREEAM certificate. The building contains charging stations for electric cars and has solar panels. The BB Parklight fits nicely in this ambition with her energy-efficient lighting. Energy savings are optimized by dimming to 30% when no one is present in the car park. In addition the BB Parklight are Cradle to Cradle certified.
The municipality wanted to create a comfortable and safe environment for the customers of the nearby supermarket and cinema. The glare free lighting system and the warm light colour usage contribute to the safe experience.