Located in the heart of Deventer, a short distance from public transportation and vibrant city life, sits the luxurious and beautiful boutique hotel, FINCH. The municipality of Deventer commissioned Livingprojects, in collaboration with Qrt9s0 and Signify, to illuminate the hotel’s historic exterior façade.
Since the structure dates back to 1871, it was important to preserve the character of the building, while using light to honor its glorious past. Color Kinetics eW Graze MX Powercore and Color Kinetics eW Burst Powercore gen2 luminaires were selected for the project. All lighting on the façade is dimmable and can be easily and securely controlled by the hotel owner using Color Kinetics iPlayer 3.
Minimal guest disruption was a requirement of the project before, during, and after installation. In agreement with the hotel owner, specific time blocks for installation were agreed upon in advance. Moreover, the hotel’s unique and historic charm are now as visible in the evening as they are during the day, without disturbing hotel guests in their rooms with light spill.
According to the hotel owner, the result "exceeded expectations." The character of the building was both maintained and emphasized in a unique manner and now serves as a wonderful calling card for the city of Deventer.