Among the National Monuments that have been lit up on this occasion, Al-Abrar Mosque, which was established in 1827 in the historic Chinatown area by Chulia immigrants - Tamil Muslims coming from south India - stands out for its impressive layout. Declared a National Monument in 1974, Al-Abrar Mosque has a neat and linear architectural design. The central bay is framed by two high octagonal minarets topped by a crescent moon and star, an internationally recognized symbol of Islam. In between, two smaller minarets rise from circular columns. Adorned with an Islamic merlon cresting, the façade is completed by an eye-catching vent style balustrade.
Conceptualized by the Italian lighting designers Marco Palandella and Roberto Corradini, fine-tuned by Roberto Baggio of the company TFO Private Limited and GRIVEN’s lighting design department, the illumination scheme of the mosque aims to enhance the essence of the building and of its historical context. The lighting concept is based on three different levels, setting the main façade to the forefront with the help of a well diffused wall washed light, while the upper floor with its arched windows and the lower entrance doors shine in contrasting, softer colours, dislocated on different perspective lines. According to the lighting designers’ specs, GRIVEN LED wall washers were installed on the mosque’s façade and in front of it in order to obtain the desired layout. A couple of Emerald in RGBW configuration with elliptical and elliptical wide optics have been located on the trees in front of the mosque to wall wash it with lively shades. An array of Jade 9 in RGB and warm white colour temperature either with spot, narrow and elliptical optics has been installed right on the upper and lower façade of the building to create a pleasant accent lighting and to enhance the crescent moon and star symbols. Installation and relevant on-site programming have been carried out with the utmost competence by GRIVEN’s authorized dealer for Singapore, the company AiXZ International.