Being familiar to every Moscow inhabitant since childhood, the look of the central entrance to the Gorky Park of Culture and Recreation has become even more impressive in the evening thanks to the new system of architectural lighting by IntiLED.
The system was installed during a large-scale reconstruction and restoration of this facility, which is of great importance for Moscow and Russia as well. The central entrance to the park is a majestic arch in the Stalinist Empire style about 30 meters high, which is supported by two pylons along the edges and 24 columns. More than 200 LED luminaires manufactured individually for the project solve various problems of lighting. Luminaires of the IntiSLIM series of neutral white light are located above and below the bas-reliefs on the pylons of the arch, as well as on the second tier of the cornice, emphasizing the plastics of the bas-reliefs. Due to their compact size (only 3.5 cm wide), the luminaires on the facade are almost invisible. Spotlights of the IntiSTARK series with non-standard oval optics of 100x20° were produced individually for the project. They are used to illuminate the space behind the cornice together with seven domes and flagpoles along the edges of the arch. Such lighting is a tribute to historical lighting, on the one hand, and creates the effect of space inside the arch.
In order to emphasize the plastics of the central element of the arch, the emblem with the image of V.I.Lenin and flags, linear IntiLINE luminaires were used, arranged in two rows: one at the beam angle of 60° and the other with oval optics of 10x50°. Acroteria, decorative elements along the upper edge of the cornice, are accented with compact spotlights of the IntiROLL series. The design, supply, and installation of equipment were carried out by the On/Off Systems Company. Information about the facility: at the beginning of 2013, the main entrance was restored with a metal fence and the Lenin Square in front thereof (1955, architects Yu. V. Shchuko, A. Spasov, engineers L. Shoikhet, B. Novikov). During this time, the building was strengthened, global engineering work was carried out, and its interior was improved and returned to its historical look. A viewing platform was opened on the roof of the arch, and a museum and a shop selling equipment for recreation, in the pylons.
Gorky Park is the central park of the capital, territories of which are visited by more than 40,000 people on weekdays and 250,000 on weekends and public holidays. Since 2011, the park sets new standards, becoming the first world-class park in Russia, a space for recreation, sports, dancing, and outdoor games. Free entry, Wi-Fi coverage, new zones created in the spirit of the most up-to-date design trends, a well-organized program of events and care of people, all of this turned Gorky Park into the epicenter of the capital’s life, having made it one of the main points of attraction for both young people and adult, family audience.