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Azerbaijan – A perfect blend of white and colour


Born of a fusion of Eastern style and Western design, the Azeri architectural features are so deeply embedded in the Azerbaijan culture that, even nowadays, they are carefully reproduced in new palaces and buildings, which maintain the charm of an old cultural and architectural tradition even in the two million people metropolitan area of Baku. Among the many institutional buildings and residential complexes recently erected in the capital city and inspired by this multicultural architectural style, GRIVEN has been charged with the façade lighting of the Post building. GRIVEN’s lighting designers had the main task of reproducing, on the façade of this modern but ancient-looking palace, Baku’s most beloved illumination style, an artistic kind of “light brushstroke” that enhances with skilled touches of light and colour the most peculiar architectural features of the building.

To do so, many different GRIVEN LED lighting fixtures, such as Parade D-W, Parade D-RGB, Dawn MK2 W, Dawn MK2 RGBW, Micro-Clip MK2 W, Micro-Clip MK2 RGB and Zaphir RGBW, have been installed on the building.
 
A geometrical, recurring lighting scheme based exclusively on warm white shades has been chosen for the whole façade excluding just the central main entrance and the lateral domes fitted with a contrasting colour changing concept. The six groups of single and double windows set on both sides of the central part feature a composition made up of one, two and three units of Parade D-W-9 installed below each row of windows, forming a triangle of light that runs all along the façade. The twelve columns that frame each group of four windows have been enlightened by groups of Dawn MK2 W with spot optics and Micro-Clip MK2 W with medium optics. The arcades of the ground floor are vertically lit by sets of Dawn MK2 W (pointing downwards), Micro-Clip MK2 W (pointing upwards), both with narrow optics, and horizontally by 12 Parade D-W-12. The upper part of the façade is completed by 38 Parade D-W-9. To counterbalance this “all-white” effect, colour changers have been installed on the three domes: Dawn MK2 RGBW with narrow, medium and wide optics along with Zaphir RGBW luminaires have been chosen for the upper parts of the domes, while batteries of Parade D-RGB-10 complete the central part of the façade. The overall effect is a perfect blend of architecture and light, of white and colour.

Lighting specified:
85x AL3508 Parade D-W-9 warm white elliptical wide optics
10x AL3602 Parade D-W-12  warm white narrow optics
36x AL3608 Parade D-W-12  warm white elliptical wide optics
8x AL2306 Parade D-RGB-10  elliptical wide optics
20x AL2274 Dawn MK2 W warm white spot optics
22x AL2276 Dawn MK2 W warm white narrow optics
4x AL2256 Dawn MK2 RGBW wide optics
5x AL2254 Dawn MK2 RGBW medium optics
2x AL2260 Dawn MK2 RGBW elliptical wide optics
4x AL2252 Dawn MK2 RGBW narrow optics
18x AL2210 Micro-Clip MK2 narrow optics
8x AL2216 Micro-Clip MK2 W warm white spot optics
84x AL2218 Micro-Clip W MK2 warm white narrow optics
18x AL2220 Micro-Clip MK2 custom
2x AL2351 Zaphir RGBW narrow optics
1x AD4118 Power CDI Commander
47x AL1458 Separate transformer for Micro-Clip
1x GR0067 4ch DMX signal amplifier

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