GVA Lighting Westfield Vélizy 2, Paris, France


Westfield Vélizy 2 is an eye-catching shopping centre located in the west of Paris. Surrounded by offices and universities, its prime location makes it a perfect destination for families and friends to meet, shop and dine.

A new entertainment and leisure complex was recently added to the centre, playing host to a multi-screen cinema, a virtual reality arcade, and a dining area that brings together 23 culinary experiences. This latest addition is easily identified by its striking glass sphere that is illuminated at night; a design that was the vision of architecture firm L35.

Lighting designers Ingelux were appointed to the project team to create a lighting scheme that brought this vision to life. To deliver this, Ingelux specified a range of solutions from creative and innovative lighting experts GVA Lighting.

GVA Lighting’s FL 100 RGBW IM ELV 48V has been used extensively to illuminate the façade. With 140 of these luminaires installed behind the glass skin, the FL 100s light up the large frosted glass which has been used to give the façade a new curved shape.

The FL range is a high-performance family of specification grade compact spot and flood lights. Offering excellent versatility, the solution is highly adjustable, with 60 degrees of allowable rotation and 130 degrees vertical rotation. The robust body can withstand even the most extreme environments, made possible thanks to the luminaire’s ASTM B117 Marine Grade Powder-Coating.

In addition, 250 of GVA Lighting’s Pixel RGB luminaires have been installed in the entrance dome, at the crossed point of the steel beam. Pixel offers an industry-leading light output with COLOR-AMP® Technology, while being an extremely compact and lightweight solution.

The GVA Lighting solutions were supplied through the brand’s French distributor, ATEA Lighting.

The new addition to the popular shopping centre has been a welcome addition by residents and tourists alike. Visitors are now able to enjoy the plethora of dining options as well as the interactive and engaging entertainment experiences, as well as visiting the multiple retailers housed in the original shopping centre.

GVA’s Partner: ATEA

Lighting Designer: Ingelux

Photographer: Costier loic