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Aéroville Paris
Roissy en France, France

  • project Aéroville Paris
  • client Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport
  • buyer Unibail-Rodamco SE, Paris
  • architect Philippe Chiambaretta, Paris
  • lighting designer Caribou Concept, Paris
  • photographer Edouard Sacre

Aéroville is a unique shop­ping and enter­tain­ment center located close to the French cap­i­tal. Built in the middle of the freight zone on the edge of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle air­port, the build­ing plays with the nat­ural topog­ra­phy of the sur­round­ing area and forms a long antic­i­pated link between the inter­na­tional air­port, nearby exhi­bi­tion grounds and Paris city center.

The idea behind the shop­ping center is a fusion of city and air­port in these times of fre­quent global travel. The design of the build­ing shell is rem­i­nis­cent of an air­port with exten­sive glass façades, ter­mi­nals, long walk­ways, and view­ing plat­forms while the inte­rior archi­tec­ture calls to mind a shop­ping street in a big city: luxury bou­tiques and flag­ship stores, cafés and ter­races, a cinema, and numer­ous enter­tain­ment facil­i­ties have delib­er­ately been placed on one single level cov­er­ing an area of 83,000 square meters.

A boule­vard approx­i­mately 1.5 kilo­me­ters long and 8 to 11 meters wide takes the some 7.3 mil­lion vis­i­tors per year on a trip through five theme-based adven­ture areas — Bali Market, Africa Lodge, Nordic Chic, Tokyo Mix, Ter­mi­nal Cook — repli­cat­ing the expe­ri­ence of global travel and trans­port­ing Aéroville guests to far-off lands.

The trans­par­ent façades and glass ceil­ings enable vivid day­light to flow into the build­ing, enhanc­ing the illu­sion of a nat­ural urban envi­ron­ment. When dark­ness falls, the com­plex light­ing task is per­formed by M100 lumi­naires. Almost 1,300 LED lumi­naires flood the 8 meter high rooms with uni­form light, cre­at­ing a relaxed and ele­gant shop­ping atmos­phere which inter­acts with pre­mium qual­ity inte­rior fit­tings made from nat­ural wood, marble, and leather.

Trim­less recessed lumi­naires with opal dif­fusers dis­trib­ute sym­met­ri­cal light and can be con­trolled via light sen­sors depen­dent on day­light while My White light­ing tech­nol­ogy also enables needs-based light­ing con­trol in color tem­per­a­tures between 2700K and 6500K. The out­stand­ing qual­ity of the M-series lumi­naires and their simple instal­la­tion have ensured that imple­men­ta­tion of the Aéroville light­ing con­cept is both pre­mium-qual­ity and highly eco­nom­i­cal.

  • M100 LED is constructed from 3 15/16" (100mm) wide extruded low copper aluminum housing and die cast endcaps · Exact cut lengths, lit corners, and project-specific Configurations may be specified · Impact-resistant lenses offer controlled lighting, protect against dust, and ensure high luminaire efficiency · Modular design allows for easy access to optical chamber · Available with LED Optimized White acrylic lens, Clear lens with Microprism inlay, or (Direct only) Symmetrical LMO lens, 5° Asymmetrical LMO lens, 20° Asymmetrical LMO lens, and Batwing LMO Selux My White Tunable White technology allows for CCT and output control between 2700K and 6500K with 90CRI minimum M100 LED Regressed lighting offers the advantages a hidden light source and energy efficiency. Regressed lighting attractively fits into any kind of ceiling and can be applied for commercial, retail, and various other applications to transform general lighting into something special
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