The MAC VAL museum, first contemporary art museum in the Paris suburbs with 2,500 pieces of art, aimed to draw the picture of artistic creation in France from the 1950’s up until today.
The lighting design proposed for the entire Val de Marne area museum allowed qualifying, through light, the different journeys and spaces created. Natural light leads the visitor to the heart of the museum, then from room to room, highlighting the volume of the spaces. Artificial lighting merges inconspicuously with daylight during daytime atmospheres.
Sheds make a statement for the museum, through a play of transparencies and discoveries of illuminated surfaces, that foster visitors’ perception of the museum’s architecture.
A centralized management system pilots all lighting devices, turning them on and off on time-clock based on seasons and usage. Photocells turn on when a natural light threshold is reached.