Our light installation at Place de la République in Paris encourages its redevelopment to the benefit of the pedestrians and it’s heritage.


The installation of tall needle-shaped masts around the edges of the square creates a broad central area. They diffuse a pleasant light and share a dialogue with the historical lampposts that have been re-installed and equipped with modern and dimmed light sources. The masts are also fitted with an illuminated bark that diffuses an ever-changing light, which highlights the conviviality of this central space.

We have always believed that a minimal level of illumination makes the nighttime more comfortable.


While the low intensity lighting allows the Place de la République to function, it also creates a virtuous atmosphere. Thereby, new uses emerge and the city is breathing.


At nightfall, the central monument of the square, the statue of Marianne, welcomes the tricolour movement of a luminous flag.

PARIS, PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE

PROJECT TYPE

Urban project

INTERVENTION

Urban planning

SCHEDULE
CLIENT
STATUS
LOCATION
SURFACE AREA
LIGHTING DESIGN
PROJECT TEAM

2013

Ville de Paris

Completed

Paris [FR]

3,4 ha

Trévelo & Viger-Kohler, Martha Schwartz Partners, Areal, ATEC

BOA

Yann Kersalé, Ker yan