The project for the transformation of the old Orsay railway station into a museum to house collections of 19th century French art, chose not to interfere with the 1899 architecture by Laloux. The lighting project required special attention: not wishing to add extra elements to the pre-existing structures, the re-development of the spaces and the architectural transformation of the station into a museum had to provide new lighting solutions in themselves.
Gae Aulenti Architects
Orsay Museum where architecture became a big lighting device, the reflections of light bulbs with walls and ceilings create a uniform light without shadows. Groups of projectors in Grassi Palace recall a small football field. Here was born a new type of lighting device. Reflector lamps and articulated support gives life at the "Cestello". Spasa na Krovi is a perfection of Mantova project. Light beams aggregation allow the device size reduction and the dispersion light control.