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  • 2017

Defacto uplights the open air art collection of Paris La Défense!

Since its design in the 1960s until today, the district of La Défense has been built consistently over the years with major works of art, on a par with the scale of the site, providing structure to the public spaces. 

Defacto, the public institution in charge of the management of the business district, is currently developing the project Paris La Défense Art Collection in order to showcase the 69 works of art – both discreet and imposing – that pepper the public space. The aim is to improve the preservation and presentation of this extraordinary artistic heritage and to give a new lease of life to this unique open air art collection.

This major project, overseen by the Frenak+Jullien Architects (winner of the competition launched by Defacto), was underlined by 3 major initiatives:
1. A restoration and preventive conservation programme,
2. The creation of routes, 
3. Nocturnal displays revealing the works with light. 
The latter was overseen by Lighting designers 8’18’’.

11 of these works from the open air art collection are fully lit by LEC, and 4 others only partly.

Only 3 types of LEC's projectors were necessary to light all 15 works of art, and to meet with the lighting designers' needs. The projectors are 2 flush-embedded ground luminaires (2855-Meteor and 5716-Allevard) and 1 wall light (4040-Luminy 4). 

Three weeks of night mock-ups in situ were conducted with our team and the different project's players in order to define the numerous optical mixes of some of the 200 supplied LEC projectors.

All projectors are controlled in dimming, allowing for precision adjustment and fine tuning on each of the sculptures.

Contracting Authority: Defacto
Lighting designers: 8’18’’
Architects: Frenak & Jullien
Installer: Eiffage Energie
Photos: 11h45 for Defacto

Source : http://parisladefenseartcollection.com/en/project

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5716 - Allevard
5716 - Allevard

«Medium» version in the orientable recessed round lights range.

Spotlight swivels 360° in its recess to direct the beam in the right direction with no installation constraints.

LED plate is tiltable (+/25°) by external adjustment without opening the fitting or compromising its water resistant.

 

APPLICATIONS:

  • Low facade lighting (5m)
  • Highlight architectural features, street furniture, small trees…
See the product
  • <p><strong>After Olympia</strong> d&#39;Anthony Caro (1991)<br />
<br />
30x&nbsp;5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground projectors&nbsp;in 7 LEDs 3W warm white with optical mix (L5 or L6 d&eacute;viated south) adjusted according to each luminaire, and installed on one side of this&nbsp;work of art.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

    After Olympia d'Anthony Caro (1991)

    30x 5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground projectors in 7 LEDs 3W warm white with optical mix (L5 or L6 déviated south) adjusted according to each luminaire, and installed on one side of this work of art.  

  • <p><strong>The Thumb</strong> -&nbsp;C&eacute;sar (1994).</p>

<p>9x&nbsp;5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground projectors, in 7 LEDs 3W neutral white, 10&deg;, 36&deg; and L4 optics according to each luminaire,&nbsp;are installed all around the 12-meters high&nbsp;work of art.</p>

    The Thumb - César (1994).

    9x 5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground projectors, in 7 LEDs 3W neutral white, 10°, 36° and L4 optics according to each luminaire, are installed all around the 12-meters high work of art.

  • <p><strong>Doubles Lignes Ind&eacute;termin&eacute;es&nbsp;(Two Indeterminate Lines)</strong> - Bernar Venet (1988)</p>

<p>1 adjustable flush-embedded in-ground projector&nbsp;5716-Allevard in 7 LEDs 3W neutral white, 10&deg;&nbsp;optic light up this work of art.</p>

<p>See also&nbsp;<a data-tabindex-counter="2" data-tabindex-value="none" href="http://www.lec-lyon.de/lichtinszenierung-des-open-air-museums-im-stadtteil-paris-la-defense-ref2178/2855-meteor-r2182" tabindex="-1">2855-Meteor</a><a data-tabindex-counter="2" data-tabindex-value="none" href="http://www.lec-lyon.com/lights-on-the-open-air-museum-of-paris-la-defense-ref2178/2855-meteor-r2182" tabindex="-1">.</a></p>

    Doubles Lignes Indéterminées (Two Indeterminate Lines) - Bernar Venet (1988)

    1 adjustable flush-embedded in-ground projector 5716-Allevard in 7 LEDs 3W neutral white, 10° optic light up this work of art.

    See also 2855-Meteor.

  • <p><strong>Red Spider</strong> - Alexander Calder&nbsp;(1976).</p>

<p>16x&nbsp;5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground&nbsp;in 7 LEDs 3W warm white, 10&deg;, 36&deg;, L3 or L4&nbsp;optics are&nbsp;installed&nbsp;around the work of art.</p>

    Red Spider - Alexander Calder (1976).

    16x 5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground in 7 LEDs 3W warm white, 10°, 36°, L3 or L4 optics are installed around the work of art.

  • <p><strong>Les Trois Arbres&nbsp;(The Three Trees)</strong> -&nbsp;Guy-Rachel Grataloup (1988)</p>

<p>3x&nbsp;5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground&nbsp;in 6&nbsp;LEDs 3W neutral white, 10&deg; optics are&nbsp;installed&nbsp;around the work of art.</p>

    Les Trois Arbres (The Three Trees) - Guy-Rachel Grataloup (1988)

    3x 5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground in 6 LEDs 3W neutral white, 10° optics are installed around the work of art.

  • <p><strong>Figures</strong>&nbsp;- Joan Mir&oacute; (1978)</p>

<p>6x&nbsp;5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground&nbsp;in 7 LEDs 3W neutral white with optical mix (6&deg;, 10&deg;, 36&deg;&nbsp;or&nbsp;L4 adjusted according each luminaire) are&nbsp;installed&nbsp;around the figures.</p>

    Figures - Joan Miró (1978)

    6x 5716-Allevard flush-embedded in-ground in 7 LEDs 3W neutral white with optical mix (6°, 10°, 36° or L4 adjusted according each luminaire) are installed around the figures.

  • <p><strong>Le Moretti (The Moretti)</strong> de&nbsp;Raymond Moretti (1992).</p>

<p>40x&nbsp;5716-Allevard adjustable projectors in 7&nbsp;LEDs 3W neutral white in 6&deg; and&nbsp;L6 optics are flush-embedded in-ground and light the major 30-m high work of art.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

    Le Moretti (The Moretti) de Raymond Moretti (1992).

    40x 5716-Allevard adjustable projectors in 7 LEDs 3W neutral white in 6° and L6 optics are flush-embedded in-ground and light the major 30-m high work of art.  

  • <p>Oiseau M&eacute;canique (Mechanical Bird)&nbsp;de Philolaos (1972)</p>

<p>1 adjustable projector 5716-Allevard in 7&nbsp;LEDs 3W neutral white, 36&deg; optic is flush-embedded in-ground.&nbsp;</p>

    Oiseau Mécanique (Mechanical Bird) de Philolaos (1972)

    1 adjustable projector 5716-Allevard in 7 LEDs 3W neutral white, 36° optic is flush-embedded in-ground.