The Pantheon: Solid Light Festival 2019 “8.92 Misterium Lucis”

The Pantheon: a short history

The Pantheon is a Roman temple, now a Catholic church in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. Pantheon is cylindrical with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.

The Pantheon project: searchlights and floodlights

For the Solid Light festival 2019, Spacecannon was entrusted to create an ambitious effect: generating a powerful beam of white light coming out from the Oculus installing the searchlights inside the church. For this delicate and prestigious project Spacecannon used 4 xenon searchlights IREOS 7000W on the perimeter and for the central beam 6 LED searchlights TOWER.

The mixture of Xenon and LED technology allowed to produce a powerful light beam reducing the weight of the installed projectors on the weak marble floor.

A mixture of LED floodlights Rainbow 3 and ecolor40 with RGBW technology controlled with DMX512 were used to illuminate the portico with a pulsing cold white light

Rome (Italy)

Year: 2019