Shenzhen, CN - 2018
All theme parks are based on a certain degree of magic, making visitors believe in an illusion. That requires equipment of the highest order, and equipment that continues to keep the magic alive ride after ride, day after day. This is why the Windows of the World team constantly monitors the state of its equipment. In addition to its celebrated miniatures of landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower, the park also has a series of Flying Theaters that let visitors “fly” above Europe, the US and other regions. To achieve this, they project immersive images into a semi-spherical dome to increase the spectacular illusion of flying.
Over time, the park managers noticed that the four projectors they were using were gradually losing intensity. They were also looking to reduce maintenance costs and solve an issue with speckle. To find the perfect solution, Barco worked closely with their engineers to see how they could meet these twin goals.
After extensively testing several set-ups – including the use of four projectors by a competitor – the park managers eventually opted for a Barco 4K flagship laser whose power and quality enabled them to replace the four projectors with just one. Furthermore, in rides of this nature, speckle can be an issue. Barco was the only provider able to ensure that visitors enjoy the full immersive experience without the distraction of speckle.
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The KMSKA is a museum housing a top collection of fine art from the 14th to the 20th century with international appeal. After being closed for eleven years, the cultural icon re-opened its doors at the end of September 2022 to welcome visitors back in a renovated and extended museum. Included in the renewed museum is a Barco-powered projection space where visitors are immersed in painting details.
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“Tim Burton, Labyrinth” was inaugurated in September 2022, at Espacio Ibercaja Delicias in Madrid. This immersive exhibition, unique in the world, takes place in an authentic labyrinth where attendees are invited to discover Tim Burton’s eccentric world. The famous film director’s distinctive universe is recreated through carnivalesque statues of his characters and video projections of his extensive filmography, sketches and original works.
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