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Quai Joseph Gillet
Lyon, France

  • client Grand Lyon
  • architect Gautier + Conquet
  • lighting designer Coté Lumière
  • general contractor COFELY-INEO
  • photographer Xavier Boymond
  • Representation Selux France

The devel­op­ment of the Quai Joseph Gillet in Lyon is part of an exten­sive urban plan­ning and public art pro­ject on the bank of the River Saône, the aim of which is to revi­ta­lise the river for resi­dents. The sec­tion of the water­front stret­ching from the Gare d’Eau sta­tion to Bir­ming­ham Avenue marks the tran­si­tion bet­ween the city, which is con­stantly in motion, and a gree­ner, more pea­ce­ful lands­cape that is ideal for strol­ling.

The ori­gi­nal goal of the urban devel­op­ment was to create a new iden­tity for this sec­tion of the water­front, a sort of gate­way to the city. As part of this devel­op­ment, con­di­ti­ons were to be cre­a­ted for a gentle traf­fic flow and access to the river was to be impro­ved for pede­stri­ans. Public ligh­ting plays a key role in urban devel­op­ment pro­jects. To be suc­ces­sful, it has to be fully inte­gra­ted into the over­all pro­ject. The choice of mate­ri­als, both with regard to design and func­ti­o­na­lity, is the­re­fore a key aspect.

The Côté Lumi­ère Agency, which was res­pon­si­ble for the ligh­ting design of this water­front sec­tion, opted for the Olivio Can­de­la­bra lumi­naire here. The inten­tion was to gene­rate light at selec­tive points in this space to pro­vide ligh­ting that is both soft but at the same time dis­crete and effec­tive. All lumi­nai­res have been equip­ped with visors, which not only makes them appear more slen­der but also helps reduce 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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