The exterior up lighting of the Museum envelope, consisting of a metallic mesh in relief, model a monumental magic lantern that illuminates the site and registers it in the maritime nightscape. The obscure mineral façades in the background of the Museum give depth to the created staging.
Dimmable spotlights with tri-chromic LEDs, controlled by a computer system, have been fixed very discretely in the bottom of the envelope and spaced on a particular irregular rhythm.
From different ‘ light partitions’, the façade now animates at will to create waves of light with varying intensities and colors and a shifting composition of inclined colored light beams. This luminous mural may later evolve according to events and activities programmed on the site.
The grand courtyard in which the building appears is redrawn overnight by a lighting integrated into the ground. Suspended luminaires are fastened to the supporting structure of the metal mesh that connects the two buildings.
Pedestrian lightings grow all around the site while preserving the main axes of nocturnal perception and the sea vision.
Atelier D’architecture B.M.C.
Architecte studio and Doré /Marton
Engineering: mesh and structure enginee Marc Mimram Ingénierie
Landscape architects Détails Paysage
Engineering offices BETCI groupe Encelade, F.I. Ingénierie.
Étude : 2011