Paris - FRANCE

A place In the heart of Paris’ sixth

A need This massive rectangular market building is spread over three floors. The basement and the first floor house the offices of local authorities, while the ground hall is home to a covered food market, café and shops, offering a wide variety of produce. As part of the renovation, the arcades were opened up to increase the visibility of the retailers and invite shoppers in from the street. Architectural studio DGLA wanted to replace the old harsh neon lights with an original lighting concept that would reveal and highlight the site’s architecture.

arrondissement, the Marché Saint- Germain is a 19th-century market hall designed by Jean-Baptiste Blondel, one of Napoleon’s favourite architects. Threatened with demolition in the 1970s, then listed, the building underwent a major renovation and reopened in 2017.

A Schréder SIGNATURE solution The Schréder SIGNATURE team started with the existing Phylos luminaire and customised it to propose adaptive lighting with an organic design. The redesigned luminaire is fitted with 30 LEDs and beckons pedestrians in soft, warm tones (3000K). The originality lies in the shade for the luminaire, which features a stylised image of the area’s street map. This was laser cut into the shade around the outside, as well as on the top. Three LEDs (with a 15° opening) placed on the arms between the luminaire and the shade project the image onto the ceiling, creating a unique ambiance. This market hall has been transformed into an attractive space where people can enjoy a leisurely stroll under the arches, both by day and at night. The slight nod to this sought- after area’s character has been noted and appreciated by tourists and residents alike.

Lighting design DGLA agency


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