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Quai Southampton
Le Havre, France

  • project Quai Southampton, Le Havre
  • client City of Le Havre
  • architect IHA Inessa Hansch Architecte
  • landscape architect MDP Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
  • lighting designer Yann Kersalé / SNAIK
  • electrical planning ARTELIA
  • electrical installation Bouygues Energies & Services
  • photographer Salem Mostefaoui
  • Representation Selux France

Located in Nor­mandy in the north-west of France, Le Havre is the country’s second largest port. The goal of the Quai de Southamp­ton project was to revi­talise Le Havre’s outer port. The project is now com­plete and, in place of a partly des­o­late ter­rain are now gar­dens, ter­races and play­grounds, all attract­ing lots of vis­i­tors.

Light­ing plays an impor­tant role in this urban devel­op­ment project. When it came to illu­mi­na­tion of the Quai de Southamp­ton, the plan­ners opted for Olivio Flo­racion on high poles. As well as enabling the light­ing of roads and foot­paths, they also offer great flex­i­bil­ity, for exam­ple, with regard to smart com­po­nent such as cam­eras, loud­speak­ers and more, which can all be inte­grated into the poles.

The min­i­mal­ist design and their pho­to­met­ric prop­er­ties enable the Olivio lumi­naires to blend per­fectly into the sur­round­ing land­scape.

Illu­mi­na­tion in the new port area is now pleas­ant and effi­cient, while at the same time free of glare and light pol­lu­tion.

  • The organic design of Olivio and its functional versatility due to the modular design of this luminaire family is inspired by role models from nature. As a result Olivio forms the basis for light concepts in urban living areas where the focus is on the well-being of people. Olivio luminaire heads are available in the sizes Grande, Medio and Piccolo and can be combined with various arms and pole types from the three design lines Sistema, Floracion and Candelabra. Yet it is not just the design that can be adapted individually according to the situation – various optics and light colours from 2,700 to 4,000 Kelvin also cater for challenging lighting tasks efficiently and without glare: from illumination of paths and squares, floodlighting of façades and accent lighting of buildings. The new Olivio Cap also reduces light scatter and for special requirements, with its camera and loudspeaker modules, Olivio can be integrated into smart application scene. The special wooden-pole aesthetic emphasizes the Olivio's high quality, organic luminaire design. Combined with luminaire heads in a harmonoius colour tone such as bronze, this results in a timelessly comforting spatial ambience.

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