Combined lighting by IntiLED for Pokrovsky nunnery courtyard
Kazan Church was built in the year 1680, in the suburban village of Markovo, near Moscow. It was ravaged and closed down during the Soviet period. In the early 1990s, the temple housed the courtyard of the Moscow Pokrovsky Stavropegic Nunnery Monastery at the Pokrovskaya Zastava. It also had an Orthodox orphanage for girls. At the same time, the temple received the status of architectural monument of federal significance. From that moment on, the restoration works began and now, on the banks of the Moskva River, stands a fully renovated red-brick church. In the spring of 2018, a courtyard lighting project was implemented.
The main goal of architectural lighting project was to create a holistic representation of the church in the evening with an emphasis on distinct architectural elements. To implement this concept, the authors of the project, IntiLED and Svetservice specialists used several types of IntiLED’s LED equipment.
IntiLINE linear luminaires with enclosures of various lengths create uniform floodlighting of monastery walls. The neutral white (4000 k) glow is harmoniously combined with brick clad façade.
The exterior decor of the church, in a fashion of Russian patterns, is accented with cool white color (5000K). The multi-tiered “kokoshniks” of the monastery are illuminated with linear lamps of the IntiSLIM series with 45x18 ° oval optics. The compact projectors of the IntiTOP and IntiROLL series accent numerous window platbands. Particular attention is paid to the domes of the temple. They are uniformly illuminated by powerful IntiSTARK series spotlights, whose luminous flux visually directs the temple upwards. This effect is associated with the sublimity and holiness of the landmark building. All luminaires are painted in “antique copper” color, imitating the color of façade.
Especially for the project, Svetservice manufactured customized brackets. Being that for almost all the equipment required more space or unaccustomed mounting on bumpy surfaces. Also, Svetservice delivered and installed the equipment.