The Hemisfèric, designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela is the first building of The City of Arts and Sciences, the most recognized architectural icons of the city of Valencia.
The Hemisfèric is shaped as en eye, which thanks to a special mechanism, opens and closes the eyelids and eyelashes, as if it were a real eye. The building consists of a planetarium, movie theatre, cafeteria and restaurant.
“When the day came for us to design a new facade lighting for the Hemisfèric we found ourselves in a whirlwind of indescribable emotions. Such a responsibility and so much pride!” Says Estefanìa Olmo, lighting designer at Agolar, the luminaire manufacturer from Valencia that was asked to re-light the iconic building.
“For this project, we design and develop custom luminaires. The water that surrounds the entire building played a fundamental role in achieving unique light and color effects” continues Olmo.
45 W RGBW waterproof Daisy projectors from Agorlar were installed to light up the iconic facade with DLX 1224-4CC500-CASAMBI modules from DALCNET for the Casambi control solution. Several scenes have been programmed with different colour options and the scenes are called automatically depending on time and day. For events the personnel of the building can change the colour from the Casambi App.
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