tree rings by ACT lighting design illuminate the champs elysée in paris
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dec 15, 2012
tree rings by ACT lighting design illuminate the champs elysée in paris


‘tree rings’ by ACT lighting design, paris, france
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved
all images courtesy of ACT lighting design

 

 

a four year tradition for the famous parisian avenue champs-elysée continues this year by illuminating the rows of trees leading to the
arc de triomphe with a display of ‘tree rings’ designed by brussels-based ACT lighting design. led by koert vermeulen & marcos vinals bassols,
the team installed three hoops upon each of the 200 trees along the avenue. illuminated with a strip of LED lights, the display represents
the gathering of unity between people and nature. bright colors radiate through diverse sequences at different hours of the night and on specific
winter holidays including christmas and new years. seven meters above the ground, a curtain of twinkling lights produces another layer
of background lighting.

 

solar energy from a photovoltaic farm supplies the LEDs, reducing overall consumption by 90% since the initiative began in 2006.

 

 


brilliant lighting sequences dance along the champs-elysée
video © ACT lighting design

 

 


view towards the arc de triomphe
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


view towards the arc de triomphe
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


double rows of trees illuminated with LED hoops
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


rows of illuminated trees
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


rings hover around the tree trunks and canopies
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


staggered hoops
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


aerial view of tree rings
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


upward view of tree rings
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


LED detail
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


LED detail
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 


people celebrating along the lighting installation
image © 2012-2013 ACT lighting design – koert vermeulen & marcos vinais bassois – photo by vincent dumesnil – all rights reserved

 

 

project info:

 

 

client: ville de paris & committee of the champs-elysées
partners: blue square & bis lighting
year: 2012-2013
country: france, paris – avenue des champs-élysées

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