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Large-scale Chinese garden park comes to life with Christie projections

Christie HS Series 1DLP laser projectors are illuminating the newly opened Jiangsu Garden Expo Park with visuals that heighten the beauty and engineering marvel of this mountainside garden complex.

Located in Tangshan, Jiangning District, China, Jiangsu Garden Expo Park is a large-scale ecological, cultural and tourism venue that’s fast becoming a new landmark of Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu province. Covering an area of 3.38 square kilometers (1.3 square miles) including a core gardens zone measuring 2.2 square kilometers (0.85 square miles), the sprawling park is built on abandoned mine pits over a two-year period. It boasts meticulously manicured gardens, traditional-style pavilions, promenades, rock formations and a gorgeous lake.

Photo courtesy of Zhongqing Yingye Group.

Among the major highlights of the park are re-creations of traditional gardens situated in the 13 cities of Jiangsu province including Nanjing Garden, Suzhou Garden, Wuxi Garden and Taizhou Garden — which aptly demonstrate Jiangsu’s renowned garden culture and landscaping skills. After night falls, the park is bathed in a blend of blue, red and yellow lights amid a spellbinding light show that includes projections on a hillside using four Christie DWU2022-HS 1DLP laser projectors installed by Zhongqing Yingye Group.

“Christie’s HS Series is a highly cost-effective and competitive projection solution that has always emerged a top contender for cultural tourism projects that we are involved in,” said Xinwei He, project manager of Jiangsu Garden Expo Park. “It has consistently excelled in areas such as performance, color reproduction and dependability. With an output of 20,000 lumens, we require just four units of DWU2022-HS to illuminate this large outdoor canvas in Suzhou Garden — the core location of Jiangsu Garden Expo Park.”

Photo courtesy of Zhongqing Yingye Group.

He said that even though the projection canvas measuring 600 square meters (6,458 square feet) is quite significant, it’s only a fraction of the entire performance area. Therefore, the team from Zhongqing Yingye Group had to strike a delicate balance in maintaining maximum visual quality, whilst optimizing the scale of the displayed images without relegating the projection component to a supporting role. “We tweaked the projection design to enhance the image area, and combined multimedia content with actual scenery on-site to deliver lifelike visuals that are consistent with the intended themes of the show.”

A proprietary monitoring system developed by Shanghai Liancheng Digital Technology Co., Ltd (a member of Zhongqing Yingye Group) comprising hardware and software components has also been implemented to conduct real-time monitoring and feedback on the working condition of the DWU2022-HS projectors, so as to ensure that their outdoor deployment is secure and effective.

April Qin, sales director for China, Enterprise, Christie, commented, “Jiangsu Garden Expo Park Project is an amazing endeavor by the provincial government to combine modern construction technology with traditional ancient building modeling. We are delighted that Zhongqing Yingye Group is involved in this major project and deployed our tried-and-tested HS Series laser projectors for this highly anticipated nighttime performance.”

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