President inaugurates dynamic façade lighting of Rashtrapati Bhavan-min
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the dynamic façade lighting of Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday in the presence of Union Minister of State (I/C) of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and other dignitaries.
The dynamic façade lighting of Rashtrapati Bhavan has been introduced to highlight its elegance. A total of 628 light fittings have been installed for illumination of the building. Lenses of narrow to wide range are used on these fittings to spread light. A narrow beam lens has been used to highlight specific objects such as the lotus on the Jaipur Column and a wider beam lens to spread light on a larger area. Features that have been highlighted prominently in the lighting are the Jaipur Column, dome of the main building, chattris, fountains at terrace and ground level, as well as loggia columns.
Rashtrapati Bhavan consists of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000-sq.ft (19,000 m2). Interestingly, it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000-cu.ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel.