Prestigious Object

Project: New design of the headquarters of MEAG MUNICH ERGO Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH,Boulevard Haussmann 55 in Paris
Illuminated portal and illuminated wall at the lifts in the foyer made of assembled Lightpanels frameless in different formats, equipped with LEDs in daylight white (4,000 K)
Design: Axel Schoenert Architectes, Paris, Frankreich  
Realisation: F.B.I. France Bâtiment Industrie, Fontenay-sous-Bois, Frankreich
Photographer: Luc Boegly


The business building, renovated by the architect Axel Schönert, is located in one of the top-quality locations of Paris. The materials and the design match the location in as much as modern and bright rooms in light colours were created forming a perfect contrast to Haussmann’s neo-classical architecture which vitally contributed to shaping the townscape of Paris.

Since there is only little natural light in the foyer it was decided to use architectural lighting as a design element. The visitor is now welcomed by a large illuminated portal which, with a total length of more than ten meters, extends from one of the sidewalls over the ceiling in an L-shape. Also the lifts on the ground floor and first floor are integrated into a large illuminated wall. This way an illuminated surface with a height of three meters and a total width of more than four meters was created. There is another illuminated area with a length of four meters between the two floors. The luminous colour of the LEDs corresponds to the daylight, the light intensity can be varied by means of dimmers.

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