Grand Hotel de Siberie - THE SPLENDOR OF A GLORIOUS PAST

Moscow, Russian Federation

RUSSIA - THE SPLENDOR OF A GLORIOUS PAST

Built in 1900, the Grand Hotel de Sibérie was commissioned as a real estate investment by Nikolai Dmitrievich Stakheev, a prominent merchant and trader of grain, sugar, and tea throughout most of the Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.  When Stakheev and his family emigrated to Paris after the Revolution, their properties in Moscow were nationalized.  This five-story building, used primarily for commercial business and trades, shops, warehouses, bookstores, as well as apartments and a hotel, became state property serving the needs of the Russian government.

Abandoned in the late ‘90s, the building was declared a cultural heritage site of regional significance in 2016 and subsequently restored by the end of 2018.  The general renovation of both the interior and exterior of the new Federal Treasury building preserves the original features of the building structure, its color scheme, architectural and decorative design, and the general interior and exterior layout.

Lighting installation

As part of this major restoration plan, the Federal Treasury was outfitted with a new outdoor architectural lighting system completely based on GRIVEN luminaires.

Conceived by lighting designer Tatiana Lyasina, the illumination scheme of the building is based on a well-arranged symphony of tunable white GRIVEN LED luminaires.  Allowing the ability to tune the color temperature in a range from 2700K to 6500K, the dynamic white configurations deliver unprecedented white light output and a captivating color scheme.  The pure white light spectrum intensity management, which marks out all the chosen fixtures, create a stunning visual rendering of warm tones, natural hues, and cool shades altogether, offering unmatched control over the vast range of the white light chromatic scale.  In this project, different combinations of white shades applied to groups of recurring elements, diverse surfaces, or repeating architectural details, enable the creation of completely different light patterns for the same object, refreshing the visual perception and appearance of the building through various scenes.

While developing the lighting design for a building of great historical interest and cultural value such as this, the lighting designer, Tatiana Lyasina, took into consideration issues related to the urban location of the building, its spatial volume, complexity of its configuration, as well as its structural composition. To highlight the many different architectural details of the building, Lyasina preferred an accurate accent lighting scheme focused on aesthetically striking elements.  An elegant interplay of light and shadow accents the features while delivering a sensation of dynamic vitality and restless movement to the whole building.

The transposition of the conceived lighting design to the massive building required a number of different luminaires: thirty-five RUBY MC luminaires with medium optics in dynamic white were used to illuminate the spaces between the windows up to the upper cornice.  These medium-sized round spotlights with in-built electronics and power supply unit are ideal for spotlighting and wall grazing through a selection of optics ranging from spot beams to wide distributions.  The homogeneous light emission of the multi-chip LEDs allows a perfect distribution on a rough surface like the silicate brick walls of the palace without distracting color separation or striations.

Nearly fifty ultra-compact MICRO-CLIP MK2 spotlight luminaires in warm white with wide or narrow optics were utilized to enhance the crenellations of the upper cornice, making them visually stand out.  Thirty EKLIPSE graphic light shapers with elliptical optics in warm white were used to softly enhance the arches overlooking the larger panoramic windows on the upper floor.  Designed specifically for application on window sills, EKLIPSE highlights the inner frames of windows, balconies, or other similar repeating architectural elements, while designing appealing optical effects on residential, public, historical, or artistic building façades. It can be easily adjusted to the different inclinations of window sills to boost its performance.

Fourteen ORPHEO S wall luminaires configured with narrow beam optics directed downward and wide beam optics upwards were installed onto the columns at the lower level.  ORPHEO S is a wall-mount luminaire with single or double vertical shafts of up or down light to redefine exterior façades with distinguished and consistent strokes of light. The up/downlight version, on request, can feature independent LED and optics configurations combined with fully autonomous control of each LED cluster, enhancing absolute design flexibility and will be available in North America by the second quarter of 2021 or sooner

To complete the lighting scheme with grazing effects of white light, nearly 100 PARADE S-DW-20 linear bars with elliptical or elliptical wide optics were installed in fixed positions to enhance the façade, pediments, and cartouches, the lower basis of the upper columns surrounding all the building, the upper turrets, and additional decorative elements. The vast majority of lighting fixtures installed are DMX controllable or dimmable.

Installed products:

  • 14 x ORPHEO S DOUBLE EMISSION WARM WHITE WIDE / NARROW Custom
  • 35 x RUBY MC DYNAMIC WHITE MEDIUM Custom
  • 41 x MICRO-CLIP MK2 WW WIDE Custom
  • 6 x MICRO-CLIP MK2 WW NARROW Custom
  • 74 x PARADE S-DW-20 DYNAMIC WHITE ELLIPTICAL WIDE Custom
  • 21 x PARADE S-DW-20 DYNAMIC WHITE ELLIPTICAL Custom
  • 30 x EKLIPSE WARM WHITE ELLIPTICAL Custom
  • 1 x IP65 DMX CONTROLLER - DMX controller
  • 2 x 2CH DMX SIGNAL AMPLIFIER

Credits:
Lighting concept and design: Tatiana Lyasina
Photos: GRIVEN Russia

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Project Details

Year

2018

Type

Government

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