A lake of lights brings the gardens of the Musée du quai Branly to life. A thousand and two hundred light tubes allow the light to evaporate out from the ground. The white hues are coloured from blue to green, symbolizing the states of water (icy white, temperate blue and tropical green).


At night, the constructed volumes remain deliberately plunged into semi-darkness, only to unveil the upside-down lake. The cantilevering underside of the grand gallery is animated with coloured concentric rings, projected from the tips of the light tubes. This breeze of light creates a universe of shamanic shadows that submerge the building, giving away the mystery of the nights inside the museum.


The visitors thereby can enjoy a space of nature at night in the heart of Paris.

QUAI BRANLY MUSEUM

PROJECT TYPE

Museum

INTERVENTION

Landscaping

SCHEDULE
CLIENT
STATUS
LOCATION
SURFACE AREA
LIGHTING DESIGN
PROJECT TEAM

2006

Etablissement Public du Musée du Quai Branly

Completed

Paris [FR]

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Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Gilles Clément, Ingérop & OTH

BOA

Yann Kersalé, Ker yan

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