Commissioned by electronics brand Sony, interactive technology supplier Arcstream AV has installed two 20k Christie projectors at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
Used to promote events and deliver other communications, the projections are overlaid to display an image of 20x13m on the roof of the building above the front entrance.
To cope with the cold Scottish winters, Arcstream AV supplied temperature-controlled enclosures created by Tempest Lighting, ensuring that they remain fully operational whatever the weather.
Projection is controlled via a Delta media server from 7th Sense.
The SSE Hydro, which opened on 30 September this year, is set to play host to national and international music stars as well as global entertainment and sporting events.
“While the installation was fairly straightforward it took several months of planning,” said MD of Arcstream, Neil Dickinson. “Getting the equipment on to the roof was always going to be the most difficult part so we designed a full framework with a tilt mechanism which meant everything could be lifted by crane. In the end the site work only took us three days.”
Richard Foster of Sony, said: “As the only UK venue of its scale built specifically for concerts, and the fifth busiest entertainment arena in the world, everything about the SSE Hydro is big and bold, offering a mix of aesthetic appeal and functionality. We’re delighted that Arcstream’s bold installation works in harmony with the overall Hydro experience.”
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Posted on: 5/12/12