Palatul Cesianu-Racoviţă is a historic building in the heart of Bucharest. It was designed in the Neo-Renaissance style by the French architect Jules Berthet and built between the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th by Nicolae Cesianu, a prominent figure on Romania's political scene in that period.
The building covers a surface area of around 1,500 m2, divided between two floors; the ground floor constructed to accommodate shops and workshops. Since 2011, the Cesianu-Racovita Palace has been home to the auction house Artmark.
The lighting was designed by Odra, who chose to light the outside of the building with 66 Lyss projectors with 5W power, 3000K colour temperature and white finish. The lighting fixtures are installed on the cornices above the windows on the ground floor, around the building’s entire external perimeter. With their 10°x180° transparent optics, these projectors light the lower part of the façade uniformly and cleanly, keeping the light emission close to the walls. Thanks to the projectors’ compact dimensions (130x92x54 mm) the fixtures themselves are barely visible.