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Russia - Colours on the Moscow City Hall


In order to implement a common approach to Moscow general lighting, a comprehensive programme concerning the planning and installation of outdoor functional and decorative architectural lighting within the city centre was promoted in 2007 and further developed in 2011 by an official government decree. Involving the years from 2011 to 2016, the project has been scheduled to perform the design and installation of architectural lighting on buildings and monuments of the main streets, avenues and squares of Moscow city centre.  An advanced lighting technology will be therefore gradually transforming the core of the Russian capital in a multi-media lighting showcase where dynamic and static multicoloured lighting schemes will be fully managed by an integrated, automated control system.

As a part of this huge project, Moscow City Hall is one of the first city monuments to enjoy this colorful transformation. Dating back to the end of the 19th century, the City Hall is a beautiful historical palace built in accordance with the then beloved Russian Revival and Neo-Renaissance architectural styles. After many handovers due to political and historical events, the mansion-house in Tverskaya Street was partially restored after the end of World War II and completed by a few decorative elements, like white marble columns, medallions, red-painted walls, white moldings and gildings, that further emphasized the artistic significance of the building.

The recently applied lighting scheme aims at enhancing the central part of the palace, lighting up the walls behind the two colonnades with diverging or matching vibrant tones. 7 units of GRIVEN DANUBE MK2 RGBW wall-washers with elliptical optics have been located in the interstices between each of the 8 columns at the upper level of the façade in order to give life to a pleasant game of colour and shadows that stresses the seven arch windows and their respective medallions.  4 more units of Danube MK2 RGBW with medium optics have been used to light up the lower part of the façade creating a pleasant back-lighting effect behind the six huge pillars of the ground level. Finally, 2 Danube MK2 RGBW with wide optics have been dedicated to the illumination of the refined central ceremonial arc located above the main entrance door.

Using 80 high brightness LEDs to achieve an extremely high light output, DANUBE MK2 RGBW can be installed in any position and orientation. The combination of RGBW LEDs offers an unprecedented astonishing white light output quality, as well as a wider variety of intermediate colour hues for an even broader range of application purposes. Narrow aperture spot lenses and wide elliptical distribution are part of the wide optional selection of optics groups available in order to meet the most demanding architectural needs.

Lighting specified:
2x AL2456 DANUBE MK2 RGBW WIDE OPTICS
4x AL2454 DANUBE MK2 RGBW MEDIUM OPTICS
7x AL2458 DANUBE MK2 RGBW ELLIPTICAL OPTICS  

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