Singapore welcomes in the new year with Christie solutions
Singapore welcomed the new year with Christie solutions providing projection mapping at the Marina Bay area. The spectacle was made possible by Christie and its rental and staging partner, Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd.
A total of 60 Christie Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP projectors were used for a projection mapping show where a slew of images and multimedia content depicting the growth and development of Singapore from past to present were projected onto the façade of the Fullerton Hotel and the iconic Merlion statue. This is the largest number of Christie projectors ever deployed for an event staged in Singapore to date.
Fifty-three units of Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors were used for the projection mapping in front of the Fullerton Hotel, while six Roadster HD20K-Js were deployed for mapping the 8.6-meter-tall Merlion statue. Both projection sites were synchronized for the show, with corresponding contents working hand-in-hand with the Marina Bay countdown lighting and fireworks.
The team from Hexogon Solution also had to overcome a number of challenges to get the visuals right. In particular the Fullerton Hotel – an old colonial building with very complex architectural features – was good for architectural mapping and transformation effects but the multiple depths of the building had resulted in distortion of images to be showcased.
Adrian Goh, managing director for Hexogon Solution, commented: “That was why we had to run simulations and tests to ensure that we can achieve the best possible results. I’m happy to note that through meticulous image adjustments and alignments, we have managed to deliver a vibrant and engaging show that made the ‘Celebrate SG50’ a very memorable and enjoyable one for all Singaporeans.”
The eight-hour extravaganza also featured outdoor concerts, carnivals and waterfront bazaars. Among the other highlights were a musical firework display and a floating installation of 25,000 wishing spheres that reflected Singapore’s journey in the last 50 years and its citizens’ hopes for the future.
Lin Yu, vice president of Christie Asia Pacific said: “This is a wonderful achievement and we’re absolutely thrilled that Christie’s visual solutions have been used to deliver a fantastic performance for everyone who attended this large-scale event, and helped create high quality, innovative, shared experiences that our customers love.”