Russia - Lighting up the Palace of Culture in Tyumen

Tyumentel, a building contractor based in Tyumen, made a huge present to the citizen of the Russian city of Tyumen completing the outdoor reconstruction and indoor renovation of the Neftyanik Palace of Culture. Built in the 70’s, the building was firstly designed to host industry conferences and round tables, exhibitions and presentations. Its recent renewal process transformed it into a true recreation centre dedicated to the most different cultural and recreational needs.
It took some years to complete the restoration as a lot of rework had to be done to repair the roof, renovate the façade, enlarge and rearrange the indoor rooms, and install the required technical equipment. In 2015 the external finishing works were concluded, which involved landscaping, gardens and fountains.
The total building area is now of 15,481 sqm, while before the renovation it encompassed only 14,949 m2. The entire building has also been divided into thematic blocks, each with a separate entrance and independent functionality. 
The Palace of Culture has been not only architecturally renovated, but it has also gone through a deep modernization and expansion of its functional purposes. Besides the implementation of artistic and administrative offices, now concerts, shows, along with dancing, sports and recreational activities can be held within the palace even at the same time, owing to the implementation of the relevant multi-functional facilities.
As part of the exterior renovation of the palace, a brand new LED lighting system was required for the façade. A pleasant contrast between dynamic colours and static cool white light was demanded for the two front walls, whose square columns could be easily enhanced by single rays of light.  
GRIVEN’a lighting fixtures were specified for the coloured parts of the building, in order to deliver a colour changing effect to the main façade. An array of DIAMOND units in RGBW colour configuration have been installed at the base of the front columns of the building in order to deliver a striped pattern while lighting up their protruding surface. As a decorative element for the building, a light line located at the corners of the palace has been delivered by some PARADE S-RGBW-40.
Providing an extremely bright light output, DIAMOND is the perfect choice for a vast array of architectural lighting applications, which require powerful and even colour wash effects at medium distances. Based on an efficient combination of strikingly powerful RGBW full colour LEDs, this compact and versatile fixture is ideal for spot lighting and wall washing owing to the wide selection of exchangeable optics groups available, ranging from spot aperture beams to elliptical distribution. Adjusting the inclination of the beam spread has never been so easy with the newly conceived articulated fixing yoke that can also offer an easy and steady positioning. Full digital control system, obtainable from any five-channel remote DMX512 control desk, is featured along with standalone functions implemented by pre-configured colour sequences and master/slave mode for multiple units synchronization.
PARADE S-RGBW-40 is a modular and adjustable super flux, high luminance bar featuring 40 RGBW LEDs grouped in clusters of 4 LEDs each. Superb output with real uniform colour coverage even on close-up installations is provided by the newly conceived elliptical and elliptical wide optics specifically designed for true wall washing effect. PARADE S-RGBW-40 can be installed in any position and in any orientation, featuring an IP67 weather protection along with a compact size and a light weight manageability. The new generation digital control system, obtainable from any four-channel remote DMX512 control desk, includes also standalone functions and Master-Slave mode.  
Products installed:
13x AL5002NARW GRIVEN DIAMOND RGBW with narrow optics
8x  AL2584 PARADE S-RGBW-40 Optics with elliptical wide optics 

Development of lighting concept, design, supply and installation of equipment: Company Reserve
Photo: Company Reserve