Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, NY
Suspended downlighting system developed to accommodate box-in-box acoustic noise-reduction design, and minimize reflections off the 50' x 90' glass performance window. Top-access housings allow catwalk relamping.
Jazz at Lincoln Center generates a year-round schedule of performances, education and broadcast events for audiences of all ages. Wynton Marsalis serves as Artistic Director. Included in the complex are two music performance halls and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. The lighting program for the complex involved the use of dimmable quartz-halogen downlights and wall washers to illuminate the warm wood tones as well as the brightly colored wall surfaces. Top-access housings allow for easy re-lamping from the catwalk above the theatre. The Appel Room, overlooking Central Park from its 50 x 90 foot window wall, has a ceiling of curving golden rods. Rambusch quartz-halogen pendant downlights are suspended just above these to allow fixtures to be retracted onto the catwalks for re-lamping. Using glare controls, the fixtures minimize reflections off the glass window serving as a dramatic backdrop for the performance stage.
This is an example of Rambusch delivering a unique mounting system, which allows the client to install and maintain their downlights with minimal effort.