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Krasnodar Stadium
Kransodar, Russia

  • project Krasnodar Stadium
  • client FC Krasnodar
  • architect Gerkan, Marg and Partner, Hubert Nienhoff, Igor Markov, Sergej Galitsky, JSC SPeeCH
  • lighting designer Conceptlicht, Esta Construction Co. LTD, Philips
  • design Maxim Rymar
  • photographer Marcus Bredt

The new foot­ball sta­dium is a brand new attrac­tion for the Russ­ian metrop­o­lis of Krasnodar both visu­ally and socially. Shrouded in the atmos­pheric light of Selux lumi­naires, this amphithe­atre-like con­struc­tion radi­ates an unmis­tak­able energy out­wards – thereby ren­der­ing a remark­able con­cept by gmp Archi­tects and Con­ceptlicht a real­ity.

The new home of FC Krasnodar was opened in Octo­ber 2016. Aris­ing from noth­ing, this high-tech build­ing was con­structed in the space of just three years and now pro­vides space for 34,000 fans.

The archi­tec­tural con­cept by Gerkan, Marg and Part­ner Archi­tects is char­ac­terised by its clas­sic con­struc­tion, pre­mium qual­ity mate­ri­als and state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy while, with its three-part façade, the ref­er­ence the build­ing makes to ancient amphithe­atres, the pro­to­type for all modern stadia, is unmis­tak­able. The façade is made from light Roman traver­tine and is illu­mi­nated gently and aes­thet­i­cally. The plan­ning by Con­ceptlicht rec­om­mended the look and feel of an ancient amphithe­atre be rein­forced by light­ing, to enable the emo­tional nature of sport­ing events to be enhanced by a dis­tinct light mood.

To achieve the required light­ing ambi­ence, Selux custom-pro­duced around 1,100 inte­rior and exte­rior lumi­naires spe­cially for the project. Since the light­ing con­cept required highly pre­cise Grenz ray angles for lumi­naires in dif­fer­ent build­ing areas, Selux devel­oped 25 dif­fer­ent types of spe­cial lumi­naires. The dim­ma­ble LED crown lights have been cus­tomised so their light is restricted even before it exits the lumi­naire, enabling the under­side of the façade sof­fits to be accen­tu­ated opti­mally with light while not illu­mi­nat­ing the upper cross­beams. On the façade, in the entrance area and on the podium, direct beam­ing cor­nice lights have been deployed for a high level of visual plas­tic­ity.

An attrac­tive, highly pow­er­ful lumi­nous LED light ceil­ing over the entrance cre­ates a wel­com­ing feel over a length of approx. 22 metres, with the opal glass dif­fuser at the side ensur­ing back­light­ing of the ver­ti­cal ceil­ing ele­ments. First and fore­most, the func­tional light­ing is designed to guar­an­tee a safe and pleas­ant stay in the foot­ball arena. In the cor­ri­dor areas, ter­race entrances and walk­ways, flush-mounted lumi­naires with var­i­ous emis­sion angles and direct-beam­ing lumi­naires have been installed in ceil­ing cas­settes for effi­cient light­ing, while effec­tive, recessed wall lumi­naires with a light con­troller have been installed in the stair­case tran­si­tions.

To visu­ally enhance the stair­cases and tran­si­tional areas, the light­ing plan­ners opted for LED light cubes in var­i­ous sizes: large lumi­nous cases of up to 2.80 x 2.00 metres scat­ter light via an opal dif­fuser, with each one sup­port­ing a direct-beam­ing down­light in the centre. Selux also pro­vided var­i­ous light steles and pole-top lumi­naires for the light­ing of the podium and the sur­round­ing areas. Besides the out­stand­ing light qual­ity, a fur­ther fea­ture of these four-metre high light steles with inte­grated spe­cial optics is how they are equipped with multi-func­tional acces­sories such as loud­speak­ers, cam­eras and an emer­gency unit. Over the fore­court, Avanza lumi­naires cast uni­form light, blend­ing in har­mo­niously with the archi­tec­ture of this sports arena due to their dis­tinc­tive design lan­guage.

The sta­dium con­struc­tion in Krasnodar is far from just a spa­cious and highly ambi­tious build­ing project how­ever – the pri­mary aim of the client was sus­tain­abil­ity in the long term. Here, effi­cient LED light­ing tech­nol­ogy crafted by Selux makes both a deci­sive con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mer­cial use of the sta­dium while at the same time visu­ally enhanc­ing the building’s archi­tec­tural aes­thetic.

  • The perfect blend of technology and design – with two luminaire sizes and various reflector systems, the Avanza family can perform a wide range of lighting tasks in urban spaces. Efficient mid-power LEDs combined with unique freeform reflectors form the basis for high-performance lighting technology. LED clusters are aligned in the main light direction and combined with reflectors coated with purest aluminium ensure a high level of luminous efficiency. Designed from a single cast part, with its clear design language, the Avanza lends an aesthetic touch to streets, squares, pathways, and parks. However, it is its outstanding light quality that is decisive – standards-conforming of course, but above all har-monious with soft brightness transitions and variable light power. With appropriate control devices and interfaces, the Avanza is also optimally prepared for intelligent lighting concepts in smart cities. With its high quality luminaire design and high-performance lighting technology, Avanza is a future-oriented lighting solution that, when combined with the aesthetic of wooden poles, creates a special spatial ambiance.

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