Cairo: The 6th of October Panorama museum lighted up with FOS bars

The ‘6th of October Panorama’ museum, located in Cairo, Egypt, is a memorial to the 1973 October war. The complex – inaugurated on 5 October 1989 – is built as a cylindrical fort-like building, in Islamic architectural style, and is constructed over an area of around 32,000 square metres.
The ‘6th of October Panorama’, run by the Egyptian National Military Museums Department, has just undergone a complete refurbishment of the outside lighting.

The work has been brought about in collaboration between the Egyptian system integrator Audio Technology S.A.E. and DTS company, which provided all LED projectors and devised the lighting project.

Arch. Mauro Franchi, who designed the setup, described the lighting installation

“A lighting project always starts by assessing two issues: the first is the analysis of the architecture of the building. The second is the customer requests.
In this regard, the customer wanted a dynamic lighting, both in terms of colors and dimming of each projector.

The building is a museum and memorial of the 1973 war; it consists of a central body and two side bodies. The whole structure features bas-reliefs in some parts of it; some are only decorative, others show war scenes.

The choice we made was to allow a colored and dynamic lighting on the whole building exterior, except for almost all the areas decorated in bas-relief, that we treated with static warm white lighting.
The entire lighting project therefore draws on the presence of a dual type of lighting: static whites and dynamic colors.

The ground level of the complex features an accent lighting of the vertical architectural elements, made with the FOS 33 FC bars.
The circular façade on the upper level, instead, is wall washed by the FOS 100 FC bars equipped with a special asymmetric filter that allows a uniform lighting.

The entire system, including over 300 LED bars, allows to set endless lighting scenarios, that make it possible to periodically change the overall lighting effect.”

  • YEAR 2018/2019
  • System integrator'Audio Technology S.A.E.
  • Lighting DesignMauro Franchi - DTS Illuminazione
  • Products involvedFOS 100