Location: Shali, Russia
Client: Griven
Mosque classical Islamic style is a perfect fusion of Arabic, Persian, Central Asian and Byzantine elements, harmoniously blending in this inspirational worship place. Developed by a team of highly qualified professionals during the last 4 years of the mosque’s construction, the selected lighting concept had to deliver a soft, homogeneous light distribution to the whole building. A seamless emotional integration of the mosque into the surrounding environment was to obtain through smooth, delicate pastel tones that could blend with the surrounding natural elements according to the different time of the day and of the year. Twelve basic colour palettes were carefully selected so that believers visiting the mosque for the morning prayer would see the gentle shades of the dawn sky on its faсades, while the evening illumination schemes had to reveal deeper crimson tones typical of sunset.

Central Mosque Pride of Muslims

Darc awards Shortlist 2021 UK
IALD awards of Exellence 2021 USA
Interlight Finalist Project of the Year 2021 RUSSIA
LIT design award Winner 2020 USA
The lighting scheme of the Mosque is based on a combination of spot and flood light techniques, which allow to highlight the main details of the mosque while emphasizing its general shape. Illumination levels, output uniformity and colour brightness have been set taking into account the need to identify the different architectural elements as well as the global readability of the building volumes. The planning of the entire lighting design lasted about four years. During this time, several options were revised, improved, adjusted and customized by a community of architects, designers, lighting technicians, engineers of various professionals working together to reach the best result. During the planning phase, a special attention was paid to the color mixing system of the selected fixtures. To achieve the required level of color return, texture and reflection on the different surfaces of the mosque, a 6-colour mixing system was specifically developed by lighting engineers. Their tailor-made fixation system allows a high precision aiming and superb endurance under conditions of intense wind and heavy vibration loads. All lighting fixtures feature customized cable inputs/outputs and lengths and are equipped with an integrated RDM module, which simplifies the organization and configuration of the general control system.