Architecture & The Arts

Shades and contrasts in prehistoric caves

Azé, France

Enlightning of these famous prehistoric caves, light scenography.

The caves are more than 1000 meters long, with 2 main caves: The “Pre-historic Cave” and the “Underground River Cave”.

No color nor scenic effects here, no use of heavy dynamic lighting, the intention is to play with shades and contrasts.

Accent lighting, progressive lighting to get a “discovery” effect. Light is at the service of the place, the aim is to suggest, help stimulate our imagination rather than brutally show.

A specific anti corrosion plating has to be added to all light fittings, as the environment here is very aggresive for metals.