Over a hundred Philips Entertainment Lighting products have been installed into the
National Forum of Music (NFM), a brand-new, state-of-the-art concert venue in the
heart of Wrocław, Poland.

Dubbed the most advanced facility on Europe’s cultural map, the NFM was conceived
as a new home for the majority of Wrocław’s initiatives, productions and artistic
projects. Located in the city’s Liberation Square, it is also the headquarters for
numerous assemblies including the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.

Philips distributor PS TEATR was responsible for the delivery and installation of the
Philips lighting package, which included multi-featured luminaires from Vari-Lite,
Selecon and product line Showline, with PS TEATR’s Marek Gumiński in charge of
the project.

“The Philips luminaires were chosen for the NFM as they are known worldwide for
their reliability,” says Gumiński. “It was also important that the lighting fixtures
worked as quietly as possible and the Vari-Lite luminaires met this demand

Fifty tried and trusted Philips Vari-Lite VL1100 luminaires were installed as
workhorses in the 1,800-capacity Concert Hall’s rig, alongside 54 Philips Selecon
RAMA 150 Fresnel units.

In addition, PS TEATR worked alongside the Wrocław Philharmonic to specify a wide
range of loose equipment to be used as part of temporary installs for the orchestra
and choir’s various events and productions. This included 24 Philips Selecon PLcyc2
RGBW luminaires, 20 Selecon PLprofile3 luminaires, 30 further Vari-Lite units and
six of the incredibly popular Showline SL NITRO 510 LED strobes.

“We recommended the extra Philips fixtures as a means to increase the capability
of the rig should the Philharmonic need it,” continues Gumiński. “Their unique
features and multi-functionality makes them ideal for a whole range of applications.

“We chose a wide range of Philips LED luminaires in particular on account of their
energy efficiency and reliability. Color matching was also very important, as in such
a huge space it’s crucial to have fixtures that generate the exact same color. With
the NFM being such a prestigious facility there is no place for mistakes.”

Commissioned by Andrzej Kosendiak, the Managing Director of the Wrocław
Philharmonic and the Wratislavia Cantans International Festival, the NFM’s design
was developed by Pracownia Architektury Kuryłowicz and its associates. The
building will open on 4th September 2015, just in time for Wrocław to take its place
as European Capital of Culture 2016.