Le Stade d’Echenilly, France
Raise the bar
Designed by architect Bruno Freycenon, the 300-seater rugby stand is one-of-a-kind. The objective of the lighting design was to illuminate and highlight the steel diamond shaped roof above.
Before acdc luminaires were chosen for the project, a series of night time mock ups took place. It was during these tests that the architects’ vision was realised.
Overcoming the obstacles
The shape of the roof and the material used were the most important aspects of the project. As metal reflects light like a mirror, it was critical that beam angles and the orientation of spotlights were accurate to avoid areas of darkness and unnecessary glare.
The plans did not include any integration systems for the roof, so luminaires had to be compact and discreet.