KIEV, UKRAINE--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2012) - Originally built in 1923, the Olympic Stadium in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, underwent extensive renovation works based on a design by the German architects Gerkan, Marg und Partners (GMP) to host the championship. The stadium is welcoming over 66,000 visitors for several games including the final on 1st July.
After the fantastic experience of the World Cup 2010, the Schreder teams in Ukraine and South Africa worked in close collaboration with the architects and the German lighting design office, Conceptlicht, to provide lighting for most of the public areas in this spectacular stadium.
Just over 1,200 Schreder Cubo luminaires, equipped with traditional light sources and designed to meet the specific lighting requirements of Conceptlicht, were installed to light the main entrance hall, VIP and spectator areas.
Over 600m of the Schreder LEDbeam, which illuminates the famous Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, were installed to illuminate the upper ring of the public seating area. These luminaires are controlled by a DALI system to provide dynamic effects during the event.
The most spectacular lighting has been achieved by 640 specially designed Schreder luminaires which illuminate the magnificent roof of the stadium, creating a striking feature in the landscape. These luminaires also have a DALI color variation system so that they can be dimmed according to the requirements, during the matches.
Schreder also provided the lighting for the entrance to the National Stadium in Warsaw which hosted the opening match. More than 280 Schreder Tubulus Maxi luminaires were installed to light the access and surrounding areas.
About the Schreder Group
The Schreder Group is an international group, specializing in designing and manufacturing outdoor lighting equipment, with over 2,600 employees in 40 countries worldwide. Since its foundation in Belgium in 1906, performance and innovation are the core requirements of the Group's products. The member companies of the Schreder Group share the conviction that quality outdoor lighting contributes in a sustainable way to the well being of the urban and rural communities where it has been implemented.
Today, the Schreder brand evokes innovation and technical know-how in the fields of public, urban, road and tunnel lighting as well as in illumination. The "right lighting," energy savings and a close collaboration with people designing, realizing and managing outdoor lighting are the foundations of Schreder's work.
Schreder has taken part in lighting many prestigious references such as the Champs Elysees in Paris, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Coliseum in Rome, the Square of the Three Powers in Brasilia, the streets of Lyon, Rio and Porto, and the Riva of Split -- a world first in LEDs, as well as the M30 tunnel in Madrid, the Central Artery in Boston and the Bund in Shanghai.
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