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Tour Exaltis, Paris La Défense, France This office building of fifteen levels and 23 000 m2 appears to be a “small building” compared to the surrounding skyscrapers. Its daring architecture features a clear green glass façade, which gives the impression of a luminous transparent prism.

Marjolaine Rouzeau

At night the building’s ceilings are a constellation of small lighting points, created by the interior lighting of the open-plan offices. Breaking with traditional grid of embedded fluorescent square 600x600cm, the architects chose to fix round metal perforated cases in the ceiling with circulars downlights. These tailor made luminaires (210 mm diameter) were created with decorative glass using fluorescent compact.

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DIALOGUE

Client La Mondiale Architect Bruno Willerval, Bridot-Willerval, France Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Arquitectonica, United States of America Technical Research Department COTEBA, SFICA Light sources Office lighting Philips tailor made luminaires, circular downlight 18 and 26 Watt

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