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Redevelopment of the “Maritime” boulevard in Barneville-Carteret

July 22 2021 - New accomplishment

We present our latest project in the city of Barneville-Carteret.

The project consisted of redeveloping the Maritime boulevard overlooking the sea to make it a safe route and facilitate access to the sea. The lighting supports chosen are cylindrical-conical wooden masts from our Dôme XL collection, topped with a Bussy console. A backlighting system is used to illuminate the new pedestrian walkway designed for walkers and cyclists.

The “La Mer” finish applied to the wood gives this project a special atmosphere. The wood is scraped and then stained in a random fashion, giving the impression of an old wood.

Project members :
Client : Ville de Barneville-Carteret
Landscape architect : Atelier du Marais à Fougères (35)
Installer : SARLEC
Photos : Jean-Michel Gueugnot

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BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten KG: Acquisition of majority shareholding in the French partner company AUBRILAM

March 31 2021

Two market leaders are pooling their expertise under one roof: BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten KG acquires the majority stake of its French partner company AUBRILAM. As a globally active luminaire manufacturer, BEGA has already been maintaining an extremely successful system partnership with AUBRILAM for almost a decade – the globally valued brand for street furniture solutions made of wood, high-performance wooden poles as well as bollards.

As the future French BEGA location, AUBRILAM will remain present in the market as a brand with an independent product portfolio – with the same number of employees. Soufyane Miloudi remains Managing Partner of AUBRILAM, Turki Badeeb remains as Partner.

“The expected further urbanization with the establishment of leisure-focused lifestyles in growing cities will increase the demand for high-quality street furniture,” explains Heinrich Gantenbrink, Managing Partner of BEGA. “Wood as a very sustainable natural material will play a major role in this, along with convincing lighting solutions.” He added that the acquisition of AUBRILAM was a logical step in terms of a portfolio that is also exceptional in this area. “The philosophy of both companies that only extraordinary quality as well as the durability of the products are acceptable was the basis of our partnership,” Heinrich Gantenbrink says. “Now we are bringing this previous success story together under one roof.”

Soufyane Miloudi, Managing Partner of AUBRILAM, explains, “Our brand has been established in the market since 1978. Since the beginning almost a decade ago, our structured cooperation with BEGA has grown very fruitfully. Now we are going to take the next step together: bringing our expertise under one roof.”

BEGA hs been developing and producing high-quality luminaires for outdoor and indoor architecture for more than 75 years. The company, which has its headquarters in Germany and other locations in Belgium and the USA, sees itself as a pioneer of trends and new technologies in the field of lighting and lighting control. As an internationally active association of companies, BEGA has its own locations and strategic partners in more than 90 countries worldwide.

AUBRILAM is the globally recognized brand for convincing street furniture solutions, high-performance wooden poles and also offers its own lighting solutions – with a large record of outstanding project references. The company is based in Clermont-Ferrand, with manufacturing not far away in Brioude.

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Wooden columns by Aubrilam for the new Roland-Garros stadium

March 25 2021

Since 2015, the Roland-Garros stadium has undergone major renovations. The challenge was to preserve the spirit of this place full of history while bringing modernity to it. We are pleased to have been able to contribute to this transformation with the installation of glued laminated timber columns manufactured in our French factory located in Brioude.

Followed around the world, the French Open tennis tournament is a highlight during the year. Roland-Garros has a strong identity and A history. The stadium renovation in the heart of Paris had to take this aspect into account. The new equipment chosen had to subtly combine tradition and modernity while providing a level of quality that was worthy of this venue.

Roland-Garros was also created to be a parc in the city, the new spaces integrated during the stadium renovations of the stadium offer visitors the opportunity to walk around and enjoy the abundant vegetation. The wooden columns are a natural complement to the site and provide comfort thanks to the lighting quality. They contribute to the site embellishment.

Lighting furniture dedicated to the site
All of the site’s lighting has been redesigned to offer equipment qualities in line with current technologies, but also to give the site a unique atmosphere keeping with the Roland-Garros spirit. The wooden lighting columns illuminate the area around the courts while respecting the site colours.

The neat design of the masts, topped with a metal top finish, combined with a “plant” and “mineral” mixed materials brings both modernity and singularity to the site. These “natural” masts lined up the pedestrian walkways and tennis courts providing visitors with lighting that is both efficient and comfortable.

The projectors have two power option ; 24 W and 52,5 W. They are positioned at different heights and they are mounted on a skid offering all angles of adjustment, which makes it possible to refine the quality and comfort of the lighting. They benefit from the latest LED technology : the reflectors are made of aluminium and are fitted with elliptical lenses which improve visual comfort. The colour temperature of the light is 3000 K, proven to bring a warm atmosphere for visitors while maintaining optimal colour rendering.

The equipment chosen invites the visitor to walk around and enjoy the outdoor spaces during the day and in the evening. The lighting columns designed for Roland-Garros are visible during the day, showing the site with vertical visual markers. At night, they offer a dynamic and comfortable lighting thanks to the presence of adjustable spotlights fitted with their lenses that limit the light flow.

The use of a natural, sustainable and modern material.
The wood is untreated Scots pine, taken from selected trees and from sustainably managed forests. To obtain this “aged wood” quality finish, it has been sanded, scraped then stained in our workshop by our qualified technicians.
Combined with metal, it gives the entire light point a unique and contemporary look, a particular signature that we wish to maintain in time.

Customed signage in the colours of Roland-Garros
Numerous functional spaces were created for the public during the stadium modernisation. To facilitate circulation, signage furniture was designed by the project designers in partnership with Empreinte Signalétique company. The signage poles are made of timber and have the same finish as the lighting columns, which forms a harmonious atmosphere.

The Roland-Garros colours are reflected in the signage used to guide visitors. The light “driftwood” finish of the wooden supports underlines these new colours. The combination of wood and metal brings singularity to this emblematic place, mixing tradition and modernity.

Installed equipment :
130 Aubrilam DÔME XL columns from 4 m to 8 m height made of glued laminated timber serving as supports for BEGA 24 W and 52,5 W spotlights positioned in grapes around the mast.  Aubrilam SUMU columns from 3,3 m to 3,7 m height serving as support for the signage.

Project members :
Client : Fédération Française de Tennis
Architect : Chaix et Morel Associés
Landscaping : Michel Corajoud / Neveux Rouyer Paysagistes
Engineering and design : Bethac
Brand management and design : Agence W
Signage manufacturer : Empreinte Signalétique
General contractor : Vinci Construction
Electricity : S.F.E.E. (Société Fécampoise d’Entreprises Electriques)

Photos : Jean-Michel Gueugnot

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