Teatro Galli

  • Client Decima 1948
  • Location Rimini, Italy

Brief

Constructed between 1843 and 1857, the Teatro Galli is a stunning architectural masterpiece in Rimini, Italy. The theatre was partially restored in 1975 having been bombed in WWII and following lengthy renovation discussions, secured EU support for a full restoration led by theatre technology specialist Decima 1948 of Padova.

In their pursuit of absolute perfection, exceptional dimming proved problematic to source in the Italian market and Decima 1948 were reluctant to compromise on this vital feature on such a prestigious project. CEO Enzo Trovato met with GDS at the ABTT show and was immediately certain that the high-quality dimming provided by our ArcSystem, was the ideal solution for this important cultural landmark.

Approach

Impressed with what he had discovered, the Decima 1948 chief demonstrated the products to the project architects for unanimous and GDS ArcLamp fixtures were added to the project inventory.

Decima supplied drawings to GDS, enabling GDS to specify the products, which in turn led to us travelling to Rimini to oversee the commissioning of the system. More than 450 ArcLamp 24V Fade to Warm Candle Clear 2700K fixtures were installed at Teatro Galli, as part of what has been the largest theatre restoration of its kind in Italy.

Outcome

In October 2018, Teatro Galli opened its doors to the paying public for the first time in 75 years, and Enzo knew he’d made the best choice with GDS ArcLamp. He said, “We were looking for the best lighting product that gave us top-performing theatrical dimming and GDS delivered on both fronts. The quality is exceptional and we are delighted with the end result.”

 

"We were looking for the best lighting product that gave us top-performing theatrical dimming and GDS delivered on both fronts."

Enzo Trovato
Decima 1948