Folie Terrace, Tirana Albania
Folie Terrace, Albania’s largest nightclub located in the capital city of Tirana, has a striking architectural design with a massive refurbished interior and unique retractable roof used to convert the space from outdoor to indoor and comply with strict noise ordinances. The architect wanted a lighting design that would emulate a vibrant city nightscape with linear dots. The initial design called for 1,000 incandescent lamps with heavy dimmers and extensive cabling and power requirements.
The designer’s beautiful vision was realized brilliantly with an alternative approach recommended by HARMAN distributor, Prosound. The solution utilizes Martin’s innovative LED video dots, with more than 5,000 VC-Dot 1 fixtures creating the illusion of windows, building outlines, and other effects throughout the space. These were a perfect choice due to their brightness but low power consumption and ease of installation. Folie Terrace also features a state-of-the-art JBL Audio system.
“It is important to me that the lighting sends a message. It needs to signal exclusivity and make my customers feel happy and relaxed.” – Andro Buxhuku, Folie Terrace Owner