The 22,000-m2 building is the culmination of an intense two-year building project
Poland - Nearly 150 Philips Vari-Lite professional luminaires, including one of the latest additions to the product line the VL4000 Spot, have been installed into Torun's brand new multi-functional hub the Jordanki Culture and Congress Centre (or CKK Jordanki).

The 22,000-m2 building, designed by world-renowned Spanish architect Fernando Menis, is the culmination of an intense two-year building project that completed in December 2015. The venue is located in the city's Old Town and boasts a unique aesthetic with cutting-edge technical features.

Hired by Wroclaw-based construction company Intersystem, Philips Entertainment distributor for Poland PS TTeatr supplied and installed 144 Philips Vari-Lite moving heads into the venue's 880-seat concert hall and 300-seat chamber hall. Further Philips Entertainment lighting brands were also installed by PS Teatr, including 32 Philips Selecon PL3 luminaires and eight PLcyc2 luminaires and three Philips Showline SL NITRO 510 strobes.

"Even in the very early stages of the project, Philips Entertainment products were specified by the consultants and the venue's technical managers because of their world-class innovation and reliability," says project manager Pawe? Ziomecki of PS Teatr. "Moreover, as CKK Jordanki hosts a diverse programme of events with many revered musicians and artists, the venue required luminaires which any lighting designer would be delighted to find at their disposal. Philips Vari-Lite fit the bill perfectly."

The venue's modular structure and mobile ceilings mean it can be transformed to provide the ideal space for a range of events, from large trade fairs to theatre shows.

"The fixtures are positioned over the stage and out over the audience to create an immersive environment," continues Ziomecki. "However their versatility means they can also be re-hanged wherever needed in order to achieve the specific brief of the CKK Jordanki's various events."

The Jordanki Cultural and Congress Centre opened on 12 December 2015 and is set to offer an extensive calendar of events including theatre shows and dance performances.

A full feature on the CKK Jordanki will be in the March issue of LSi.

(Jim Evans)

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