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    A museum

    in a cloud lighting

    Musée des Confluences,

    Lyon, France


    See how dynamic indoor and outdoor lighting is exciting visitors at the Musée des Confluences

    Musée des confluences - Lyon © Gilles Framinet

    Architectural lighting
    for an urban space

    satisfies functional, aesthetical and emotional needs. We try to integrate these various aspects by translating pragmatic demands into a fascinating night-time experience."


    - Har Hollands, Lighting Designer

    Musée des confluences - Lyon © Gilles Framinet
    Musée des confluences - Lyon © Gilles Framinet

    Customer Challenge


    Atop a picturesque peninsula in Lyon, France, is a breathtaking building: the Musée des Confluences. Its crystalline structure, lit by inspiring illumination, provides an exhilarating experience for pedestrians visiting the exhibitions inside.

    Musée des confluences - Lyon © Gilles Framinet

    The right lighting


    The Musée des Confluences, which houses collections of earth sciences, anthropology and natural sciences, was designed by Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au.The Cloud constitutes the principal body of the museum, housing ten exhibition spaces. It was constructed to lead visitors on an enigmatic journey through the museum.


    LED technology provides general lighting elsewhere. Decoflood2 LED floodlights are mounted on the concrete walls and structural beams. The lights create a warm atmosphere in which visitors feel at ease and comfortable. Additionally, linear eW Cove QLX Powercore luminaires are discreetly integrated in the steel parapets of the stairs and bridges.The gravity well which is at the heart of the Crystal truly comes to life at night. It projects colored light out into the surrounding Crystal, emphasizing its inspiring architecture. This is achieved with ColorReach Powercore gen2 floodlights, which shine luxurious blue light at the Plinth and gravity well.

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    Making memories

    with light

    The team

    Conseil Général du Rhône

    Coop Himmelb(l)au & Partner

    Coop Himmelb(l)au

    Har Hollands Lichtarchitect

    Lighting consultant

    Har Hollands Lichtarchitect


    Eiffage Energie Rhône Alpes


    Eiffage Energie

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