Posnania, named after the town Posnan in Poland is a destination shopping centre and it’s one of the most significant investments by APSYS, the commercial property developer.
In collaboration with AND Architects and Signify Lighting we are proud to present this spectacular project, designed not only for the purpose of retail but also to be enjoyed as a day out in the historical city of Posnan.
The vast volume of the building is filled with natural day light, it’s bright and inviting, walking along the passageway the central skylight follows along, sunlight flooding the interior and reflecting off the glass shopfronts. Suspended from high level are various pieces of bespoke art installations, ranging from floral hangings, back illuminated decorative pendants and human shaped sculptures suspended in mid-flight. The crystal forum designed by Preciosa is a spectacular part of Posnania, thousands of ceiling mounted crystals in various shapes and sizes beautifully reflect and refract light creating a mesmerising atmosphere. Using Color Kinetics LED technology, the work of art comes to light and shines in a colourful hue, adding a touch of magic to the shopping experience.
The appreciation for art in Posnania starts outside, the visitors are greeted by an oversized statue of Lucie designed and created by a Belgian sculptor David Mesguich. It represents his daughter, a 4-year-old girl seen drawing the sun, a symbolising the future and being able to transform it into something positive.
Transitioning from daytime to dusk and evening, the lighting scheme was designed to maintain the brightness of the space. Using high output, warm white LED adjustable downlights, we filled the space with light, featuring the carefully selected finishes.
To be able to adequately illuminate the ground floor areas exposed by large voids above, we discreetly surface mounted spotlights on the inner facias of voids to be able to light down and feature sitting areas, trees, and kiosks.
Integrated linear lighting within coves follows the sweeping curves of the passages, exposing their organic shapes and draws your eye to follow the various architectural elements, adding an extra layer of depth and attention to detail visible throughout the project.
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