The main attraction of the Palace of Culture is its observation deck on the 30th floor, from which the whole city can be viewed on a clear day. In 2010, a new lighting installation on the building was begun in order to revive the city skyline with a colourful centerpiece – a project developed with financial support from the European Commission. The central tower of the building, previously lit in white, is now completely illuminated in colours in order to offer a more modern and dynamic lighting concept to tourists and visitors.
When it came to selecting the ideal lighting system, the Griven Powershine D RGBW was chosen to illuminate the 168 metres of the main tower building. Additional Powershine D RGB+W units were also installed on the decks of the 4 lower turrets in order to floodlight the corners of the tower that were left uncoloured. In order to create a contrast between the interior and exterior parts, 48 Danube 45° units were positioned within the windows of the main tower and of the four turrets. The project was completed in February 2011.
Lighting and W-DMX equipment was supplied by Prolight based in Warsaw. Radoslaw Zacheja, Sales Director for Prolight said, “W-DMX made this installation possible. The product has always delivered very reliable results and allows designers to bring the beauty of lighting to situations like this.”