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Pestana Hotel · Madrid

Pestana Hotel Group, the largest Portuguese multinational hotel group, will soon open the Pestana Plaza Mayor Hotel in Madrid. The new hotel represents an investment of 11 million euros and will have a total of 87 rooms decorated in a contemporary way that respects its urban and historical location.

To light up the corridors and rooms of the hotel, GRUPO MCI has supplied several models of LED downlights from the SLV and ONE LIGHT.

The Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid is a unique and unparalleled luxury hotel, paying tribute to the work of weavers, embroiderers, blacksmiths, carpenters and potters. It's also a tribute to its original architecture, where every exposed brick on its strong walls bears the scars of history in a simple and natural way. 

Illuminated baroque scenery, Islamic art heritage, inspiration from great artists such as Goya or Velázquez and Herrerian-style staircases, with the Casa de la Carnicería built in the 17th century, are just some of the elements that have been brought to the heart of the city's history.

The project of recovery and transformation of the property is led by Carlos Hernández-Carrillo de Estudio b76. In the words of Carrillo, "this project is a unique opportunity for the city of Madrid for the rehabilitation of an iconic building for its historical value, its architectural quality and its location; a pride and a responsibility for our architecture and interior design firm ".



CREDITS


Architecture & Interior Studio

Estudio b76


Engineering

Proteyco Ingeniería y Urbanismo


Constructor

San José

25/02/2019
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Iconic Awards 2018

We are very proud to announce that our Smart Dot® in the category PRODUCT has been awarded with the: ICONIC AWARDS 2018: Innovative Architecture - Winner. 


Smart Dot® designed by Lighting Design Collective (LDC), is the most versatile outdoor and indoor LED pixel ever seen before. The multiple light effects, finishes and mounting options make this fascinating, creative and modern fixture a must for lighting designers and architects.


This Plug&Play masterpiece allows an easy and quick interexchange and replacement of the Dots, tool less plugging.


Smart Dot® may be controlled by DMX-RDM system minimizing the time for test and commissioning on side and is available in different monochromatic color temperatures: 2700K, 3000K, 4000K, 5000K and RGBW (4000K).


For you to create multiple day & night lighting scenarios, several types of diffusers are available: tall, flat, clear, opal, frosted, opal-black and clear-frosted. Four anodized finishes available: silver, gold, black and bronze.


All this and much more in a smart and compact Ø60x33mm design with a lumen output up to 500 lm.



About ICONIC AWARDS

ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture, established by the German Design Council, is the first independent international architecture and design competition to take into account the interplay between the various disciplines. Awards are given to visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication in all sectors of architecture, the construction and real estate business and the manufacturing industries. The focus is on holistic production and interaction between the trades in the context of architecture.


As one of the world's most important centres of expertise in design and architecture, the German Design Council acts as an interface between designers and the construction industry. Its awards are considered to be an independent seal of quality of international standing, marking out contemporary developments and creative achievements.


The independent and knowledgeable jury made up of representatives of the fields of architecture, interior design, design and brand communications.


The award ceremony will be held the 8th of October at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

24/08/2018
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Leroy Merlin Urban · Madrid

On the 18th of July Leroy Merlin opened its first urban store in Madrid. The first central store in a Spanish city, with an investment of 5 million euros and a commercial area of 2,500 square meters.

GRUPO MCI participated in this new project, lighting up its entire façade. For this, 134 meters of LedFloodStrip® II RGB were installed, creating a dynamic changing color effect.

GRUPO MCI has participated in this new project, lighting up its entire façade. For this, 134 meters of LedFloodStrip® II RGB have been installed, creating a light effect with a very dynamic color change.

LedFloodStrip is a linear lighting range for indoor and outdoor (IP66) applications designed to provide decorative lighting effects which are mainly characterized by its small size, low power consumption and easy installation. The fixture is available in monochromatic and RGB version.

The linear lightings fixture is made of an anodized aluminum body with a transparent polycarbonate diffuser. The union between luminaries is through male-female connection.

LedFloodstrip® II, the latest evolution of LedFloodstrip®I, provide new details such as ESCHA (IP66) connectors and the new aluminum profile which offers the possibility to rotate the luminaries up to 180°.


According to the Expansion director of Leroy Merlin Spain, Juan Sevillano, the idea of this new concept store is to focus on "the customer experience", with exhibition and interaction areas with digital tools that "will turn the store into a space of inspiration and experience about the home". "The goal is to bring the store closer to the urban people", added the director.



CREDITS


Lighting Consulting

Transversal 6


Installer

Sei Montajes

14/08/2018
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Gran Hotel La Marina · Alicante

Gran Hotel La Marina is a singular Boutique Hotel situated on the Mediterranean coast, prepared to offer the best possible experience for many types of travellers from the adventure seekers to those who value comfort all year long. Gran Hotel La Marina is a Heritage building with a contemporary touch, the perfect scenario.

To light up the balconies and windows from the façade, linear luminaires LedFloodstrip® II have been installed.

LedFloodStrip is a linear lighting range for indoor and outdoor (IP66) applications designed to provide decorative lighting effects which are mainly characterized by its small size, low power consumption and easy installation. The fixture is available in monochromatic and RGB version.

The linear lightings fixture is made of an anodized aluminum body with a transparent polycarbonate diffuser. The union between luminaries is through male-female connection.

LedFloodstrip® II, the latest evolution of LedFloodstrip®I, provide new details such as ESCHA (IP66) connectors and the new aluminum profile which offers the possibility to rotate the luminaries up to 180°.

 

CREDITS

Architectural Studio
6 Dimension Studio
ww.6dimension.com

Partner
Miguel Ángel Vilar Lledó

Installer

Electricidad Vilar, S.L.

14/08/2018
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Suitopia Hotel · Alicante

Suitopia Suites Hotel is a new concept of tourist and family accommodation, located in the center of Calpe, Alicante, a few meters away from the best beaches and "calas" of the Levantine coast. The 30-storey building has 200 Suite rooms of 75 square meters, and thirty-two rooms of 35 square meters.

The spacious, warm and welcoming rooms have been illuminated with fixtures from SLV by GRUPO MCI. For the general lighting of the rooms and bathrooms, downlights from the DOLIX range, in round and square version, were installed. This type of downlight offers a homogenous and very comfortable general light ideal for this type of application.

As a bedside light, GilaLED recessed wall fixtures were installed. GilaLED provides an innovative and user-friendly lighting concept. The elegant luminaire is made of white coated aluminium with modern LED technology. If needed, the lamp can be folded out and instead of the white glowing orientation light a powerful and pure white 3W Power LED will appear. The luminaire integrates a blue LED light in closed position.

A hotel is much more than a building to stay at, the light must be projected to create the appropriate atmosphere to the different needs of each area, offering the highest quality and visual comfort to its customers.


 

CREDITS 


Interior Design Studio

Xavier Pastor
hwww.xavierpastor.com

Pictures
Román Rodríguez Ferrándiz
www.larakafilms.com

28/06/2018
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Yamaha Showroom · Madrid

Recently, Yamaha opened a new Showroom in Madrid, and GRUPO MCI was selected as the lighting company in charge to light up the new space.

For the general lighting, 38W LED projectors, with a color temperature of 4000K and a beam angle of 36º, were installed.

This type of adjustable projectors for three phases rail track system, are perfect for shops and commercial lighting spaces, for their high efficiency and versatility.

To achieve different lighting effects in the same space, the projectors are available in two different beam angles: 15º beam angle for accent lighting or to highlight different architectural areas or 35º to illuminate general spaces, surfaces or elements of larger exposure.

Finally, to create a comfortable visual environment in the sales points, GLENOS LED linear suspension luminaires with a color temperature of 4000k, were installed.



CREDITS


Lighting Consultant

Transversal 6


Installer

Global Electica del Sur S.L

28/06/2018
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MATELEC 2018 · Madrid

Matelec is an international exhibition of electrical and electronic equipment and one of the most important industrial trade fairs in Spain. Under the claim "Transforming the way we build a green world, sustainability, technology and innovation" will be the mainstays of this major trade connection platform for the Spanish and international markets.

GRUPO MCI will participate in the next edition presenting its latest developments in outdoor and indoor lighting.


More information: 
http://www.ifema.es/matelec_06/Noticia/index.htm

23/05/2018
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SLV offers you a 5 years warranty

SLV extends the legal warranty. From the 05th of May 2018 onwards, SLV offers a 5-year voluntary warranty on the current SLV product portfolio (as respectively available from 2018 onwards). Sustainability and high-end production are at the heart of our concerns resulting in this voluntary offer free of charge. The warranty is valid from the date of the invoice onwards.


HERE YOU CAN FIND THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS:


Is the 5-year warranty a full warranty?

After determining a warranty case, it is SLV's decision as to whether to repair the defective product or provide an adequate replacement.


What damage is covered by the warranty?

Material, structural and production faults are covered.


Which products are covered by the warranty?

The warranty relates to all luminaires from the 2018 portfolio onwards.


Which products are excluded - and why?

Conventional lamps and LED retrofits, LED strips and light bars, operating devices which are not fixed installations (drivers, power supplies and transformers), components and accessories, reduced-price goods (promotion list) and custom products and merchandise are excluded from the warranty for natural reasons or because of the state of technology. Particularly in the case of merchandise, the quality of these products is not the responsibility of SLV, meaning that no warranty can be given.


Are there certain defects or wearing parts which are excluded from the warranty?

Particularly damage which is not the responsibility of SLV is excluded from the warranty, e.g. improper use, improper installation, Acts of God or damage caused by natural conditions such as wear, ageing of plastic parts and certain luminosity reductions. All exclusion reasons can be found in the warranty conditions.



More information:

https://www.slv.com/en-de/warranty.html
https://assets.slv.com/fileadmin/slv_com/Service/2_Downloads/Download_documents/English/SLV-5-years-warranty-conditions.pdf

16/05/2018
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Visit us at Architect@Work Barcelona

For the first time, Grupo MCI Will participate at Architect@Work Barcelona. An exclusive professional platform of 2-day being held from 14th to 15th of February 2018 at the CCIB in Barcelona, Spain.

The main goal of this fair is to present novelties and innovative products to the professional's specifiers.


Visit us at booth number 34

Get a free entrance using the code 51601 on the link below.
https://registration.n200.com/survey/3jjucxkl7h683/start?translation=33sgzelhq509u

29/12/2017
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Dynamic light for Royal Walls of Ceuta

The Royal Walls of Ceuta “Murallas Reales de Ceuta” are a line of fortification in Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish city in north Africa. The walls date from 962 in its oldest part and the most modern parts are from the 18th century.

Grupo MCI has illuminated these amazing walls with 90 Square Grazer® 2x66 LEDs RGBW floodlight, fulfilling to the council technical specifications.

The aim of this project was to highlight the beauty of the walls and the cannons with a reduced consumption and personalize the walls in different colors according to certain days. For example, in rose color for cancer day. Pure white is the color selected for the rest of the days to highlight the architecture of the walls. This is the reason why Square Grazer® with RGB+WHITE LEDs has been chosen.

As observed in the pictures, the floodlights are completely integrated in the line of fortification, therefore the light is the protagonist instead of the projectors.


CREDITS:

Project location: Ceuta (Spain)
Light project: Manuel Jurado / Grupo MCI
Distributor: Guerin Grupo Sonepar
Product used: Square Grazer 160W RGBW (6000K) 10x50º
Photograph: Coca & Carmona

04/07/2017
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Underpasses in Tangier & Tetouan

Grupo MCI has been responsible for the illumination of 3 underpasses, 2 of them in Tangier "Tremies Central Latière and Marjane" and one in Tetouan "Tremie Kuelma".

The main reason to illuminate these three underpasses is to ensure safety and visibility for drivers, specially during day time, when there is a strong contrast between the brightness inside and outside of the road tunnels.

The Square Grazer® 40 LEDs 4000K is the floodlight chosen to illuminate the underpassesLED source has been selected due to its balance between long life, efficiency and chromatic reproduction, and as an optimum source of light to use in exterior spaces. A total of 471 projectors have been installed.

The contrast between the neutral white LED light (4000K) in the underpasses, and the orange lights of the sodium vapor (SBP) street light on the floor road, helps to indicate the existence of these underpasses.

Another goal of the project was to illuminate at the same time the road and the walls in order to highlight their decorative graphic elements.


CREDITS:

Project name: Tremies Central Latière & Marjane (Tangier) and Tremie Kuelma (Tetouan)
Project location: Tangier and Tetouan (Morocco)
Light project: Grupo MCI
Distributor: General Technics
Product used: Square Grazer® 48W 40LEDs 4000K 45º
Photograph: Abderrahmane ElKoutbi

04/07/2017
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La Tratto Península Mérida · Yucatán

La Tratto Península is an Italian restaurant that has been distinguished not only because of its gastronomical quality but also because of its contemporary eclectic design, which combines elements that create a warm, comfortable and contemporary environment. It is located in Prolongación Montejo, one of the most iconic avenues of Mérida, Yucatán.
 
Being a restaurant of La Tratto family, the idea was to bring together the elements that distinguish the restaurants, like the floor tiles and the combination of elements like wood and marble. These elements were applied in this new restaurant, but in a different and more creative way. Part of the concept was to create a warm, comfortable environment which is achieved, in an outstanding way, with the correct use of illumination and the material selection.


Finally, at night, the restaurant acquires a different atmosphere, still warm, but now intimate with the aid of illumination. The stage luminary's SLF PAR36, by SLV by Grupo MCI, placed on the ceiling create a great atmosphere and allow some elements to stand out, like the oven or the wooden jalousie. Thanks to illumination, the materials like marble, tiles and wood are seen in a different perspective.

 


CREDITS

Architecture Studio
: Xavier Salas Architect
Product used: SFL PAR36 · SLV by Grupo MCI
Area of Usage: General Interior Lighting
Distributor: Espacioluz Mérida

21/04/2017
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New Balance Bilbao & Oporto

New Balance continues its commercial expansion in Spain and Portugal through its two recent openings of mono-brand stores in the cities of Bilbao and Porto. The winning philosophy of the brand is transferred to its behavior in the market through a strategy of commercial expansion nonconformist, a leading personality that has led the American brand to open two new exclusive stores in two key cities in the Spanish and Portuguese market.

To illuminate the two new stores, the firm once again entrusted Grupo MCI luminaires.


For the general lighting, LED Structec 36W projectors, for three phase's rail track system, were used. Those projectors provide a warm atmosphere with different beam angles and its elegant design fits perfectly into the architecture of the store.


This type of adjustable projectors are very suitable for shops and commercial lighting spaces due to its high efficiency: >90lm/W.


To achieve different lighting effects in the same space, these projectors incorporate different optical options. Concentrate beam angles (38 °) for accent lighting or to highlight different architectural areas, or open beams angles (60º), to illuminate general spaces, wall washing effects, surfaces or elements of larger exposure.



NEW BALANCE BILBAO


The expansion of New Balance in Spain continues to consolidate with this opening, in the city of Bilbao. The store, located on Calle Ercilla 25, one of the areas with the highest pedestrian traffic in the capital of Bizkaia, opened its doors last July 2016.

Its 230 square meters spread over three floors constitute a space whose design and exhibition fuse perfectly the essence and history of the brand, founded in 1906. A place designed to get all their customers to live a great shopping experience while discovering a wide range of products.



NEW BALANCE OPORTO


With this new opening New Balance lands in the north of Portugal with the largest of its stores across Europe.

The 750 square meters' store, spread over three floors, was inaugurated last August at the central Rua Fernandes Tomas 647-659. All visitors will be able to enjoy New Balance products, and the third floor of the store will be exclusively dedicated to FC Porto, one of the best European clubs sponsored by the brand, where all their fans can buy the official products of the club.


CREDITS


Architecture and project execution:

Preston (www.prestongs.com)

Luminaire
:
Structec by SLV

10/03/2017
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Calma House

Grupo MCI illuminates the new stores that the brand Calma House has recently opened in Barcelona, Mataró, Sant Cugat and Girona.


To light up the new stores, three-phase track LED projectors with a 30W consumption and a color temperature of 4000K were installed. The 35° beam angle projector, has a lumens output of 2,100 lumens. In addition, this projector can be adjusted in any direction, both vertically and horizontally, allowing to
change the light according the needs of the customer.


The excellent features of this lighting fixture make it a perfect choice for accent lighting. Also for spaces in constant change or where highly functional lighting is required this projector perfectly suits the needs of the moment, like retail applications.


Calma House is a young brand of home decor and textile accessories specializing in cushions. It is an open door to the world of dreams, where the innovative designs themselves will guide you through an unforgettable experience in which the protagonists will be colors, textures and fabrics.


Italian linens, natural jute, silk or the best organic cotton from India are responsible for giving life to their cushions, bedspreads, carpets, tablecloths or towels, which become the best allies to give a touch of distinction to each space.


In both terraces and interiors, Calma House's textile articles combine beauty and comfort, design and comfort, to give each environment the protagonist and exclusivity it deserves.

18/01/2017
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