Nearly 150 Philips Vari-Lite professional luminaires, including one of the latest
additions to the product line the VL4000 Spot, have been installed into Toruń’s brand
new multi-functional hub the Jordanki Culture and Congress Centre (or CKK

The 22,000-m2 building, designed by world-renowned Spanish architect Fernando
Menis, is the culmination of an intense two-year building project that completed in
December 2015. The venue is located in the city’s Old Town and boasts a unique
aesthetic with cutting-edge technical features.

Hired by Wroclaw-based construction company INTERSYSTEM, Philips Entertainment
distributor for Poland PS TEATR supplied and installed 144 Philips Vari-Lite moving
heads into the venue’s 880-seat concert hall and 300-seat chamber hall. Further
Philips Entertainment lighting brands were also installed by PS TEATR, including 32
Philips Selecon PL3 luminaires and 8 PLcyc2 luminaires and three Philips Showline
SL NITRO 510 strobes.

“Even in the very early stages of the project, Philips Entertainment products were
specified by the consultants and the venue’s technical managers because of their
world-class innovation and reliability,” says Project Manager Paweł Ziomecki of PS
TEATR. “Moreover, as CKK Jordanki hosts a diverse programme of events with
many revered musicians and artists, the venue required luminaires which any
lighting designer would be delighted to find at their disposal. Philips Vari-Lite fit the
bill perfectly.”

The venue’s modular structure and mobile ceilings mean it can be transformed to
provide the ideal space for a range of events, from large trade fairs to theatre

“The fixtures are positioned over the stage and out over the audience to create an
immersive environment,” continues Ziomecki. “However their versatility means
they can also be re-hanged wherever needed in order to achieve the specific brief
of the CKK Jordanki’s various events.”

The Jordanki Cultural and Congress Centre opened on the 12 December 2015 and is
set to offer an extensive calendar of events including theatre shows and dance