Gostiny Dvor. Lighting of a historic building in the heart of the Russian capital, an example of the beauty and grace of architecture

QPRO as Lighting design

The oldest shopping arcade in Moscow is located in the quarter of Kitai Gorod between Varvarka, Ilyinka, Khrustalny and Rybny lanes. In the 1990s, it was rebuilt as a trade and exhibition complex. The building was built in neoclassical style. Columns with arches define the basic architectural rhythm of the object.

Lighting emphasizes the uniqueness of this building, but it does not divide it from the environment.
In the illumination of the object was chosen the principle of pouring from the bottom up and highlighting the main architectural details with light to relief an extended facade.
Arched openings is highlighted by light, it’s not only an important architectural element of the building, but also reflects its own history and purpose.
The general architectural rhythm of the columns is emphasized by lighting from two sides, which reveals their volume.


Photo: Andrei Khrolenok

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