Promedia Innovative Solution equips Indonesia’s Ice Palace
INDONESIA: Founded in 1948 in the Korean Republic, the Lotte Group has succeeded in becoming the country’s number one retailer. Since 2009, it has embarked on an ambitious programme of overseas expansion, including the Group’s first investment in Indonesia. Partnered with PT Ciputra Adigraha, Lotte Group spearheaded the Ciputra World Jakarta project and since its opening has managed and operated the entire mall.
Constituting less than one per cent of Ciputra World Jakarta’s retail area, a very unique 618 sq-m space recently opened on the third floor. In an equatorial climate, the Ice Palace earns second glances from passers-by on account of its mock ice sculptures and glacial cavernous entrance. The concept is based upon the Swiss Jungfrau and features a mock snow-covered area with ice sculptures. In actual fact, it is an acoustically treated venue that can host 300 seated or 500 standing guests for live musical performances, mini concerts, seminars, corporate workshops and private functions.
Korean consultant Peter Choi worked closely with Jakarta-based systems integrator and equipment supplier Promedia Innovative Solution in providing a full audio system for the venue’s multipurpose needs. ‘Despite the difficulties in distance and language – as we could only communicate in English – we executed the precise plans of both the architect and designer,’ confirmed Promedia Innovative Solutions director Yosua Yan Heriyanto, who took on the role of project manager for Ice Palace. ‘This included sourcing equipment that would provide audio-video entertainment for any clients wishing to hire the venue, whilst seamlessly blending into the white décor.’
A front of house d&b audiotechnik system managed to tick all the boxes for Mr Choi. This consists of ceiling suspended L-R arrays each comprising four Ti10 units per side, augmented by three E8 speakers as front fills positioned on the lip of the stage and two ceiling suspended E12 speakers providing centre fills. The lower frequencies are boosted with the addition of four T-Subs located under the stage in cardioid configuration. Ten D6 amplifiers power the entire system, for which the R70 Rope software has been integrated to allow remote DSP management. In addition, a JBL surround system has been added for cinema screenings, consisting of six wall-mounted 8340a cabinets also finished in white.
A large inventory of Shure wired and ULX wireless microphones are on offer for the various performances, including a KSM137 condenser and SM94 cardioid condenser. In addition to Beta 58 models, the wireless performances can also adopt a DPA d:fine 4088 ear-set.
The rear control room is home to an Avid Venue-SC48 digital 48-channel console, while performances are monitored via Genelec 8020a speakers. Sources include a Tascam CD-RW901 recorder and Denon DN-D4500 CD player, whilst a Furman PL8-CE power conditioner ensures surge protection. A white LC-XT5 Eiki projector receives its video transmission signals via an Analog way Smart Vu processor, for which the computer graphics are fed through a Kramer VP-6 distribution amplifier en-route.
The Ice Palace unusually blends Korean and Indonesian cultures to perfection. Adorned in neutral white, the enticing venue can stage any show that an individual or company conceptualises by simply adding colour or EQ, volume, imagery and lighting.