Hexogon Solutions and Christie support Singapore’s Golden Jubilee
SINGAPORE: Christie projectors played a central role during Singapore’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, with over 120 units deployed by Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd at three separate locations – the Padang (venue of the National Day Parade), the Sentosa Merlion and the Fullerton Hotel. Guests at all three venues were treated to projection mapping displays of multimedia content and 3D effects from Boxer 4K30 and Roadster HD20K-L projectors.
‘The SG50 celebration is one of our key projects for this year and we wanted to deliver an unforgettable projection mapping spectacle during the National Day Parade (NDP),’ explained Hexogon Solution managing director, Adrian Goh. ‘This is the first time that we are using the Christie Boxer 4K30 projector and I’m pleased to note that it offers stable performance, a smaller footprint and allows us to obtain at-a-glance status updates via its intuitive preview screen. This translates into a shorter setup time, which is critical since we executed the performances at different locations.’
For the National Day Parade in Padang, 64 Christie Boxer 4K30s were deployed above the National Gallery of Singapore to create a 100m by 70m canvas on the performance area in support of the 3,500 live performers. At the Sentosa Merlion, Hexogon deployed four Boxer 4K30s in portrait mode to deliver an eight-minute projection mapped show on the building’s façade hourly.
‘Due to the 4K resolution offered by the Boxer 4K30s, we no longer have to stitch four images into one, like we did in the past,’ stated Mr Goh. ‘The omnidirectional capability of the Boxer 4K30 provided us with much flexibility during installation and we are now able to project a complete image onto the entire Merlion sculpture and with a much higher resolution than before.’
Across in Marina Bay, the façade of the Fullerton Hotel also featured hourly eight-minute projection mapping shows featuring milestones of Singapore’s history. To cater for this, 53 Roaster HD20K-J projectors were deployed, with content delivered from 10 Pandoras Box Media Servers.
‘Even though it had been a challenging and very labour intensive project where we had to run the show at three locations concurrently and monitor more than 120 installed Christie projectors, it was a valuable experience for us,’ Mr Goh reflected. ‘The Christie Boxer 4K30 and HD20K-J projectors performed up to our expectations and I hope that the projection mapping performances added an extra spark to this momentous event.’
‘We are delighted that Hexogon Solution was appointed the projection provider of Singapore’s NDP for the fourth consecutive year, and used our cutting-edge solutions, such as the Boxer 4K30, to deliver spectacular and truly memorable visual experiences that are shared by thousands of Singaporeans,’ added Lin Yu, vice president at Christie Asia Pacific. ‘Hexogon Solution delivered a fantastic performance during the opening and closing ceremonies of the recent South East Asian sporting event in June, and we’re thrilled that they have outdone themselves once again by presenting the projection mapping shows in not just one but three different venues to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday.’