A homogeneous white light bath, enlivened by some soft, refined accents in different white shades on the most emblematic architectural elements, is now delivered by 100 units of Coral DW with different optics on the South façade, and 47 on the Eastern one. With an adjustable colour temperature range between 2700K and 6500K, this tunable white configuration allows the creation of an amazing visual rendering of warm tones, natural hues and cool shades, offering the absolute freedom within the white light chromatic scale the lighting designer was looking for to enhance details, texture, and perspectives of this beautiful church.
On the other side, an array of Coral in RGBW configuration (14 for the main façade and 8 for the side one) grants a switch to every desired colour whenever needed. On special festivities or religious events, the cathedral can take on different colour shades through the selection of preprogrammed scenes. All the installed fittings can be managed via DMX512 control systems, and the programming of different scenes can be activated by remote control units located in a dedicated control room within the church.
With this fascinating, respectful lighting, the designer wanted to open the visitors' eyes revealing the beauty of the reliefs, the emblematic statues, the texture of the Mexican stones, and all the little architectural details which together form a marstepiece. The Cathedral has been transformed into an iconic image of Mexico City also by night, impressively standing out in the main square of Mexico City, el Zócalo, with its gothic allure.
147 x Coral DW, with different optics: 8° Spot, 12° Narrow, 23° Medium, 43° Wide, 68° Extra wide, 11°x41° Elliptical, 22x39° Elliptical wide
22 x Coral RGBW with different optics: 43° Wide, 68° Extra Wide, 11°x41° Elliptical, 22°x39° Elliptical wide
Lighting Design: Aleksandar Lalicki Posavec
Installation: Grupo Tares (South façade); Z&A Servicios(East façade)
Photos: Marie Ferrer