The Sparta Stadium, also known as ‘The Castle’, is located in the Spangen district of Rotterdam. This year, the stadium celebrates a centenary since its inauguration. To celebrate, the Municipality of Rotterdam commissioned Atelier LEK to create a suitable new lighting design for the original facade of the stadium, considered a city monument.
Iris Dijkstra, LD at Atelier LEK, designed a plan for two purposes: traditional and classic lighting during normal days of the week, exuberant and spectacular during special and sport events.
The DTS HELIOS BRONZE 12 FC (IP68), provided by the Dutch company Full AVL Distribution, was found to be the most suitable luminaire for the task: besides matching the project specifications – high light output, a beautiful warm white light and the ability to project any color – the fixture also features the mechanical strength necessary for use in public areas.
Full AVL Distribution programmed the lighting scenes and created a user-friendly touchscreen control solution.
The fixtures are driven by the DTS DRIVENET 832 power supplies / controllers, that were rack-mounted in a cabinet set in a protected technical area.
The Sparta Stadium lighting installation is well and truly prepared for the future, as the DRIVENET units can remotely supply, control and monitor the status of the connected LED projectors, with total flexibility and reliability.