Design the outdoor space
The above image show and outdoor space. How did we think when that space was designed?
The first question is always, when are you using the space: day, afternoon, evening or night? Or possibly all of the above. Afternoon, evening and night are easy, as you don’t have to calculate for the sun, not even the brightest projector can compete with direct sun light on the screen surface.
Finding a spot where the sun will not hit the screen directly is always preferred. Alternatively, use the projector in the afternoon and evening. For a big screen like this, during day, the only good alternative is an LED screen, but that will open the door for some alternative challenges, like the screen will be permanently installed, meaning when not used, it will look like a big black wall.
For this installation we had a ceiling over the screen placement which helps a lot, it solves the sun and rain challenge + reduces the potentially wind issue. But close to the ocean you also have the moist challenge. That challenge here was solved with a moveable screen. The Solo Pro from screen innovation is an amazing screen and can easily be moved inside for days where the moist are an issue, like the rain season. The alternative is of course the build the screen into the ceiling, but the client really like the design and the color of the screen case.