Clay Paky adds colour to Romanian cities

Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Clay Paky adds colour to Romanian cities
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 Ceau?escu, 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."

(Jim Evans)

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