Historic lighting layout restored at VDNH

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The Ex­hib­i­tion of Achieve­ments in Na­tional Eco­nomy (ab­bre­vi­ated VDNH in Rus­sian) is the largest ex­hib­i­tion, mu­seum and re­cre­ational com­plex in the world and one of the Rus­sian cap­ital's most pop­u­lar so­cial spaces. In Spring of 2014 the Mo­scow Gov­ern­ment began im­ple­ment­ing a large-scale pro­ject to ren­ov­ate the Ex­hib­i­tion, in com­mem­or­a­tion of its 75th an­niversary.
When in the fall of 2016 it was time to re­model the light­ing sys­tem, it turned out that there were lu­min­aires pre­served in the com­plex that were made in the Sta­lin­ist Gothic style, al­beit al­most each one in crit­ical con­di­tion. So the unique re­flec­ted-light lu­min­aires made in the 1950s, loc­ated near the fam­ous Friend­ship of the Peoples foun­tain, did not op­er­ate prior to res­tor­a­tion, and looked more like dilap­id­ated pil­lars.

 

 

The lu­min­aires lacked in­di­vidual parts, so in order to au­then­tic­ally re­store the mount­ing arms, lu­min­aire bases and fix­tures, the ar­chi­tects had to man­u­fac­ture the lost frag­ments using archived blue­prints and pho­to­graphs.
In the So­viet times the lu­min­aires em­ployed multi-colored light tubes. Fully in tune with the ori­ginal design, they were re­placed with mod­ern 130 cm long LED In­tiTUBE lu­min­aires, 9 for each pil­lar, as well as In­tiSPOT lu­min­aires for the crown. Now, just like in old pho­to­graphs, you can see the lu­min­aire's "candle" glow­ing with fully neut­ral white light, while In­tiTUBEs, hid­den be­hind the cover ver­tic­ally along the en­tire height of the pil­lar, re­main con­cealed. Over­all, 46 lu­min­aires were in­stalled.
Concept, equip­ment de­liv­ery and in­stall­a­tion by: Brightelec.


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