After almost two years of the pandemic, most sectors have been forced to renew themselves to adapt to the current situation.
The education sector has not been left behind in developing ideas in response to the pandemic. In most schools and universities, measures have been implemented to combat the spread of SARS-COV. The University of Huelva has been a national pioneer with the first open-air classroom.
As María Antonia Peña, rector of the UHU, points out, “the pandemic has put in value the development of outdoor activities and the University of Huelva is committed to it”. They have done so on the basis of the proposal, finally carried out, for the construction of a covid open-air space that would serve as an open-air classroom capable of hosting activities such as classes, exhibitions, project presentations, etc.
The infrastructure has been defined as a sloping roof with a curved shape on wooden porticoes, where the lighting of the building is provided by Arsenco (installer and builder of the project), the distributor Onulec and Prilux products.
The main objective of the lighting project was to achieve semi-industrial lighting in an open-air project that would provide a uniformity of light on the ground that would allow students and users to carry out any type of activity that is usually carried out in conventional classrooms, avoiding the risk of enclosed premises.
Three different models of luminaires have been installed: KELA, GRECO and FLEXILIGHT NEON which, together with the associated DALI technology, allow manual dimming via pushbuttons to control the linear ceiling lighting as required.
Thanks to LED technology, Prilux luminaires and dimming, an installation has been obtained that favours energy efficiency and economic savings while still providing the necessary lighting at all times.