In order to highlight the specific architectural elements of the Rialto façade, Garou Blancan, lighting designer at XYZ Cultural Technology, designed a system comprised of 46 lights in five distinct zones. These zones can be controlled independently to create different ambiances, monochromatic or contrasting, depending on the event or the season. Lighting control is achieved directly by means of an application.
Lighting up a heritage building involves a host of challenges. Preserving the building’s architectural integrity by changing as little as possible is key. It was therefore crucial that the lights installed by XYZ be discreet and invisible from the street. For the same reasons, the power source and control modules were installed inside the theatre, connected to the lights by small perfectly airtight lines. The lighting fixtures are watertight and dustproof and can withstand extreme temperature variations (as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius).