Clay Paky adds colour to Romanian cities
3 December 2008
Romania - The cities of Galati and Tecuci are considered the crossroads of Eastern Europe (located only a few km from the border with Moldavia and Ukraine). Today they are experiencing a cultural and artistic renaissance thanks to the resourcefulness of the local Chamber of Commerce. In addition to many enterprises undertaken, the Chamber decided to light the most important buildings in the city centres.
Dan Lilion Gogoncea, head of the Galati's Chamber of Commerce, is renowned in Romania for his foresight and having supported various urbanistic projects aimed at the modernisation of the country.
One of the first projects was carried out at the Galati County Council, formerly a owned by Ceausescu, now the magnificent headquarters of the local County Council.
In order to light the building in such a way as to attract attention as well as enhance it, Dan Lilion Gogoncea delegated the job to architect Viorel Chirila and lighting designer Ion Calescu. They, in turn, analysed the client's requests and identified the type of product to use.
Considering the fixed nature of the installation, it was of vital importance to use projectors able to withstand the harsh elements and long winters for which the Balkan Peninsula is known. Only projectors offering an IP65 protection grade were considered.
Viorel Chirila and Ion Calescu singled out Clay Paky's CP Color as the projector most suited for this application. 15 CP Color 150s and eight CP Color 575s were positioned along the building's perimeter and were equipped with diffusion filters to give even colour diffusion.
Viorel Chirila says, "Lighting buildings is a new concept in Romania that serves a dual purpose: embellishing the city buildings and creating a real attraction for all citizens. These interventions make the city more livable. To help guide us through this small revolution, we chose the products of a top-level Italian company that is well-known and respected in the field: Clay Paky."
Related Stories from LSi Online
16 May 2013
Italy - The Spiaggia degli Olivi lighthouse, a historic monument on Lake Garda and the symbol of the town of Riva, was turned off about 40 years ago. The diving board tower, on top of which the historic lake ... More >>
World - Fleetwood Mac are back on the road and a grandMA2 console has joined the iconic band on the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 World Tour. The new tour, which began in Columbus will wrap in Australia in December, marks ... More >>
14 May 2013
Singapore - The technologically advanced new Star Performing Arts Centre has invested in Clay Paky's Alpha Spot HPE 700 and Alpha Wash 700 fixtures to provide a bright solution for its 770-seater Star Gallery ... More >>
13 May 2013
UK - "I'm having the time of my life with these," said an ebullient Simon Tutchener, lighting designer for Mark Knopfler. "I'm still getting to know the lights but everything I've seen so far is just what I was ... More >>
USA - American rock bands Three Days Grace and Shinedown are on the road with Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures helping to light up their tour. Three Days Grace and Shinedown are co-headlining a national arena tour, which ... More >>
The 10th LED Systems & LED Lighting Exhibition (25-28 September 2014)
Page 62: summer hidden away in an eerily vampiric Romanian forest I attended a new festival At FOH was a pair
Page 12: .klotzdigital.com ARX appoints Romanian distributor Romania - ARX Systems has announced the appointment of Constanta
Page 74: of a hill he explains We actually found a choir and wanted to do a version of Silent Night in Romanian so
Page 11: Council Romania The Romanian factory will take over production of Litestructures range of standard
Page 12: brand new headquarters in Bucharest as the final part of a RomanianDutch JV in the entertainment
Page 14: by Martin Audio line arrays XTA and Yamaha along with lighting products from Clay Paky ETC High End Systems
Page 14: together is a great feature wwwaclightingcom EAWs Romanian deal Romania Loud Technologies has appointed
Page 50: from a suspended ceiling Enter Romanian chorus to sing blue skies are just round the corner I have my
Page 36: of Romanians with special guest, an architect played traditionally by a leggy woman (with a bound she was away