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Revolutionising the perception of hypermarkets - Monoprix Hypermarket Qatar


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  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

Founded in 1932, Monoprix is a renowned French brand offering the best of food retailing along with clothing, household items, perfumes, gift items and more. Monoprix is present in around 85% of all French towns, its international presence is also growing, quite notably in the Middle East. Reflecting the company’s ambitious plans for the country and region, Monoprix opened its largest hypermarket in the world at Doha Festival City. The brands Zumtobel and Thorn contributed to the concept by creating a lighting solution that was able differentiate each area in the hypermarket but still provide a consistent feel to the entire space.

Revolutionising the perception of hypermarkets, Monoprix has introduced a concept that creates a variety of dedicated in-store experiences for its clientele. From restaurants, to a dedicated candy section, clothing and electronics, kitchen gadgets and organic food items, aiming to modify the consumer’s retail experience. The lighting has become one of the focal elements in supporting the concept.

Colour temperatures as space dividers
The store comprises two big sections, the food and non-food, with the general lighting serving as a yet another non-distinct divider: for the clothes, electronics and bottled goods the 4000K colour temperature was chosen, whereas for the areas with the fresh food a different concept was proposed: the rough flooring, finishes and warm colours are all evoking a market place feel, with the general lighting of 3000K.

The main non-food area with shelves is lit predominantly with Primata LED from Thorn, with the so called double asymmetric “shelf beam” that provides a good vertical illumination on the display products. The Virgule illuminates the whole health and beauty areas with the bottled products and packages, the kitchen utensils and electronics. Using a spotlight is quite an unexpected twist for the electronics, but a more common linear lighting was diverted in favour of the flexibility of tracks and spots: this is the area where the goods are moved frequently to highlight a product for monthly or weekly promotions, and Virgule literally facilitates in putting the product of the month into spotlight.

Light that attracts sales
The section for organic and fresh food has a totally different look. This area is designed to almost 1500 lux to stand out from other sections which are lit to 800 lux average. This bright punch attracts more people and ultimately leads to increased sales.

The market place area with fresh fruits and vegetables brings us to the farmer’s market, with its rough flooring and suspended boxes in the ceiling. The fish area is lit with Thorn Chalice is used for the preparation area. The preparation areas and chillers where the general lighting is needed, Thorn Chalice and Primata LED linear were utilized.

The full project, including the back of house areas, are illuminated by the Zumtobel Group brands– the flexibility of our offer and synergy between our brands worked well to provide the customer with everything they need. Thus, the back of house is lit with Thorn Cetus and Beta and in the warehouse Thorn Aquaforce is utilized.