Creative Technology Middle East (CTME) recently staged a projection onto the oldest building in Abu Dhabi, the Qasr Al Hosn.

The building is open to the public as a museum following 11 years of restoration, and CTME delivered 9,750sqm of projection onto its exterior on behalf of its client People, to celebrate the building’s reopening.

The Qasr Al Hosn Inauguration was opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on the 5 December.

CTME used 34 Panasonic 31K laser projectors and 46 Panasonic 21K Projectors installed into 20 bespoke towers, strategically placed to cover all three main aspects of the projection areas.

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CTME’s senior project manager Dan Hughes stated: “We use Panasonic projectors due to their reliability, brightness and optics. They are a perfect product for the job in hand.”

Prior to the event, all three projection areas were laser scanned, and an accurate 3D model was prepared for both content pre-visualisation and creation. The 3D model of 1,200,000 vertices and UV maps was shared between the creative department and CTME for content creation and mapping.

Senior project engineer Alem Dzinic added: “Having an accurate 3D model and Disguise servers meant we were able to deal with any changes quickly, and continue with the projector line up to meet the clients schedule and timelines.”

The event was broadcast live across local television stations and the Qasr Al Hosn YouTube page where thousands of people tuned it to watch the historical event take place.