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1986 | France | Paris | Musée d’Orsay

Museo d'Orsay Paris frontal view - master
Museo d'Orsay Paris - lighting drawing plan - master
Museo d'Orsay Paris frontal view - master
Museo d'Orsay Paris exhibition room - master

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.

Team members:
Gae Aulenti Architects


Photo courtesy:
Piero Castiglioni

Other Projects

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.

St. Petersburg Spasa na Krovi outdoor lighting - master
Piero Castiglioni Architectural Lighting Design
Venice Grassi Palace outdoor night view- master
Piero Castiglioni Architectural Lighting Design