Arena Cinemas La Praille – Geneva

Type of building:
Cinema
Owner:
SPS Immobilien AG
Address:
Route des Jeunes 10, 1227 Carouge
Year (s) of the works:
2013-2015

Presentation of the building

Inaugurated in 2002, the La Praille shopping center, located next to the soccer stadium of the same name, is a popular place for the Geneva population. These 32'000 m2 offer a hundred stores, restaurants, a bowling alley and a wellness area. Since 2013, a cinema with 9 screens of various sizes has been built thanks to a heightening of the building. This ambitious project nevertheless presented certain constraints. A steel structure was chosen with a metal façade, the use of concrete was minimized in order to make the 3-story elevation as light as possible. Given the use of the premises, sound insulation was an essential point; a vacuum system was used between the different rooms. The interior layout was designed to provide maximum comfort for the spectators.

Emergency lighting concept

The emergency lighting system of this transformation is based on the use of five energy cabinets. More than 150 lighting fixtures are connected to them to indicate the escape routes. The projection rooms brought a specificity to the work, about fifty autonomous luminaires offering a technique called “night light” also had to be installed in order to meet the standards in force in this type of establishment.
All of the luminaires use LED technology. This allows us to offer long-lasting and energy-efficient installations, in line with the expectations of our time and the desire to provide environmentally friendly installations.

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