The Noorderkerk Hoorn is a late medieval gothic church, which was built between 1441 and 1519. The building tells an interesting story about the history of Hoorn. Its renovation by the Cooperation for West Frisian Cultural Heritage lasted over 2 years. The Noorderkerk, or Northern Church, is now being used as a historic venue for all sorts of events. There are 3 separate areas, that vary in size (from 60m² to 1200m²).
CLS fixtures are more and more being used in historical buildings such as this church. Especially the many options for remote control of the fixtures serves as an important reason for choosing this type of lighting. Many monumental buildings come with strict rules, such as the prohibition of adding extra wiring. Our fixtures can be controlled remotely and are thus the ideal choice for any venue that wants access to programmable and dimmable top quality lighting.
Furthermore, CLS offers a wide variety of fixtures which can be used at cultural venues and locations. For the Noorderkerk Hoorn, we used the following CLS fixtures: The stained-glass windows were illuminated with the Lina Clip HP in warm white 3000K light. The general lighting was taken care of by the Ruby 8 in a pendular variant in extra warm white 2700K light. The Jade Colour Flow Track fixtures enables the church to give each area a different colour accent. The vertical beams in the building are subtly illuminated by the Focus HP in extra warm white 2700K light.
Vast and tall spaces do not always mean a lack of atmosphere and this is proven by the enclosed photos and video. By selecting and adding the right lighting for each area, a warm and cozy setting can be created in any desired area.
We would like to congratulate the Cooperation for West Frisian Cultural Heritage with the marvelous result of this wonderful renovation and wish them all the best for the future, so that the Noorderkerk may serve as a leading venue for many more beautiful events still to come. If you would like to learn more about the possibilities of CLS lighting for your event venue, reach out to your local CLS distributor.