Launch Slideshow

Museum of Tolerance Peltz Theater

Museum of Tolerance Peltz Theater

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    The Peltz Theater is the primary event space for the Museum of Tolerance and is at the heart of their community outreach program. The lighting plays a major role in creating the mood for an event, and the renovation of the facility depended on a single gesture-walls bathed in color for dramatic effect.

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    Color-changing LEDs covelights graze the walls, while general lighting is provided by PAR38 tungsten halogen downlights mounted within architectural slots fitted onto 'raise/lower' battens for ease of re-lamping.

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    The team worked collaboratively to create a three-dimensional lighting effect for the walls while resolving acoustical needs for the space. The resulting juxtaposition of the textured acoustical back wall and the coil drape front metal scrim create a compelling moir?? effect that causes the walls to subtly shimmer as you move through the space. This effect can be made more dynamic through theatrical manipulation of the intensity and color of the light, or more static by turning the LEDs off completely, allowing the ambient light in the room to softly front light the scrim.

 

Cited for its exquisite uniform illumination and the sensitive use of color in a lighting scheme, the Museum of Tolerance's Peltz Theater made an impression with this year's jury. As the primary event space, the lighting must set the tone for each event. To achieve this, color-changing LED covelights graze the side walls, PAR38 tungsten halogen downlights in architectural slotsfitted into “raise/lower” battens for easy relamping—provide general illumination, and a combination of PAR38 and MR17 lamps provide accent lighting.

To address acoustics, a 3D lighting effect was married with interior finishes—a coil drape metal scrim on the side walls creates a moiré effect. Casting a soft shimmer in the space, the intensity can be altered through coordination with the control system to create a “visually stimulating luminous environment.”

Manufacturers / Applications
ETC: Lighting controls
Lighting Services Inc: Surface-mounted tungsten halogen PAR38 accent light at metal scrims
Philips TIR: Color-changing LED covelight
Lucifer Lighting: Adjustable tungsten halogen MR17 accent lights under balcony
MP Lighting: Seat-integrated LED lights
Osram Sylvania: Lamps throughout
Prescolite: Tungsten halogen PAR38 downlight “house lights”