Friday, August 19, 2022

Kolkata: Christie laser projectors provide visuals at Milan Mela complex

Christie® Crimson Series laser projectors are lighting up the façade of Milan Mela exhibition facility in Kolkata as of July 19, 2022.

The redeveloped complex, spread over 22 acres, is aimed at promoting trade and industry, arts and culture in Bengal. It houses two pavilions featuring a total exhibition space of over 333,861 square feet for hosting global events and fairs. At night, the white tensile fabric that forms Milan Mela’s angular-shaped roof structure becomes the canvas for a series of projections accomplished by 12 Christie Crimson WU31 3DLP® laser projectors. They were installed and commissioned by Hi-Tech Audio Systems, while Studio Trika served as the content creator and consultant of this major project.

Vineet Sabharwal, co-founder and promoter, Studio Trika, added, “A lot of emphasis has been placed on creating an array of exciting content that showcases West Bengal’s rich heritage and culture, and we’re pleased that the Christie Crimson Series projectors are capable of displaying the designed contents as originally intended despite the challenges of projecting high-quality images on Milan Mela’s uniquely-shaped roof structure.”

The Crimson WU31s are fitted in weatherproof enclosures and installed within a tower at a height of 20 meters that overlooks the sprawling exhibition complex. “The throw distance is almost 40 meters and we are able to attain the best possible images on the roof structure from this position,” said Gupta. “Even though this is our first large-scale projection mapping project, we are grateful to Studio Trika for its help and guidance in making this show a great success. It has been a fruitful experience and we look forward to participating in projects of similar scale in the future.”

Milan Mela, Kolkata facade in pink – image provided by Christie

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