The Mercure Hotel – which recently opened in the heart of Riga’s historic centre – occupies a 1901 Art Nouveau building originally designed by architect K. Peksens. Pharos partner CLS has illuminated its sleek façade with a vibrant display.
The vertical lines of the building have been accentuated with narrow HYLO fixtures in warm white, with contrasting amber HYLOs to delineate public areas from private guest rooms. The top two floors have a unique glass and steel construction with an exceptional view of the city, and this architecture has been lit with 60 pieces of LON GII RGBA to allow for a full spectrum of colour.
The glass lift shaft, seen prominently from the outside of the building, has been equipped with a plethora of IRMA RGB modules, allowing for a range of unusual effects, animations, and colour changes.
CLS installed a Pharos LPC2 and TPC to easily and reliably control all of the exterior lighting. The Pharos DMX control system has been intuitively programmed with Pharos’ powerful Designer software to play a spectacular array of colours and special effects every night.
Michiel Thijssen from CLS said:
I chose Pharos because with installations like this, I never want to take any risks. With almost 400 pattern-programmed pixels installed so close together, one would notice immediately if there was even the smallest malfunction. LED-modules, power supplies and cables are all easy to replace by the local technical staff, but you need to be 100% sure that the problem is not with the control system itself. Pharos delivers that sense of assurance and has never disappointed.