The main hall marks the furthest point where lay people may enter the nunnery, a place of worship housing golden statues of Buddha. Like the whole structure of the architectural complex, the Main Hall was built by interlocking all the wooden components without the use of nails to emphasize the harmony between mankind and nature. The concept followed this philosophy, making the work as least invasive as possible, concealing the lighting equipment from the eye of the observer. The lighting project provides for three scenarios. 1 – The frontal lighting of the statues. Track-mounted projectors used with 19-degree optics, whose composition of beams produces even lighting with high illuminance values, emphasizing the importance of the role of divinities in Buddhist worship. 2 – Lighting of the statues from above. To bring out and emphasize the facial features, with strip LEDs installed in the profile of the roof structures of each individual statue. 3 – General lighting. Dimmable recessed devices will be installed in the roof structure to allow the various functions to be carried out and make the different areas recognizable. The technical features of the devices are the same as those of the projectors used for the statues, to maintain the uniformity of the visual field. The devices will exclusively use LED sources, with a high color rendering index, to ensure the best perception of the color output.
The architect team leader Piero Castiglioni assign Marco Petrucci as Senior Lighting Designer and Mauro Zani as Engineer Specialist for the realization of lighting projects. The costant innovation search and the continuing dialogue in order to meet customer demands result in a exclusive work.