Boieldieu Esplanade, Paris-La Défense

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The project

Born in the late 1960s, the oldest district of Paris-La Défense has benefited from major renovations, transforming this landlocked space. The concrete slab has been brought back to a single level thanks to gentle slopes, making it more accessible. Some free fitness equipment, a shared vegetable garden and 3,500 square meters of green area give users a welcome breath.

The lighting has also been completely revised. The two lighting structures imagined by Les Eclairagistes Associés, composed of a three-section mast and asymmetrically arranged projector support frames, provide a strong signal – Verticality and «stacking» echoing surrounding buildings.

La Défense,
September 2018© Photo credit:
Luc Boegly
Contracting authority : Paris La DéfenseArchitect : Atelier Pierre GangnetLighting designer : Les Eclairagistes AssociésLandscape architect : Empreinte