Old Town Hall

    Bardejov, Slovakia

    World Heritage site bathed in color

    Color Kinetics has completed the implementation of architectural lighting of the original town hall and basilica on the historic square of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bardejov. Both buildings are illuminated by a combination of warm to neutral colors of light. With modern RGBW technologies, the color of lighting can be changed easily on special occasions.


    The historical center of Bardejov has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000. Since then, the city has begun to implement a comprehensive, long-term rehabilitation project for the entire urban conservation area, including the reconstruction of public lighting and the illumination of the most important monuments of the historic downtown. "The successful realization, and now the operation of this project, as well as the public and city visitors, prove that the decision to engage in a technical and technological solution for illumination lighting a renowned company with world experience was the right choice," says Mayor Boris Hanuščak.


    "Bardejov and its monuments have become a popular destination for cultural tourism, so we thought it important to have the atmosphere of this unique historical potential of the city. We chose the illumination of buildings as one of the means to achieve the expected effect,“ Boris Hanušakak, mayor of the city, expressed his opinion on the project. The implementation and installation of lighting was carried out by O.S.V.O. comp, a.s.

    The Bardejov Town Hall is built in Renaissance style, and the top of the southern shield is decorated with the legendary Knight of Roland with halberd, symbolic protector of city privileges. The illumination of the original Bardejov town hall was completed completely in shades of white light (2700 to 4000 K), with an emphasis on uniform illumination of the perimeter facades. Both signs are accented with higher light intensity and decoration, as well as a side renaissance bay, which is lighted with a cool 4000 K white. A new illumination of roofs in warm white light (2700 K) contributes to the installation as a whole. The color of wall, roof, and shield lighting, including the Rolanda knight statue, can be transformed into any color for public holidays and events, thanks to IntelliColor (RGBW) and IntelliHue technologies.

    Project credits

    Lighting Design:

    Jaroslav Smetana


    O.S.V.O. comp, a.s.

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