Christie and Wincomm install projection mapping display at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
CHINA: Christie and its China partner, Wincomm Technology, have collaborated to provide a permanent projection mapping display at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. Mapped onto a gigantic whale shark sculpture, the display is part of a large-scale show titled Glamorous Sky Over Henggin, which features lighting, audio, video, firework and stunt performances.
Located in Zhuhai, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom features one of the world’s largest aquariums. Owned and operated by Guangdong Chimelong Group, the theme park opened early last year and is divided into eight themed areas, each representing a part of the ocean. The Glamorous Sky Over Henggin show is one of the most popular attractions, playing nightly to packed crowds.
‘Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is a world-class amusement park and we are honoured to be given the opportunity to be involved in this permanent installation at the iconic whale shark sculpture,’ said Tony Chen, general manager at Wincomn Technology. ‘We have worked closely with Christie throughout the installation process and are very pleased with the results. The Christie Roadie HD+35K and Roadster HD20K-J projectors produced stunning visuals and they perfectly complement the Glamorous Sky Over Hengqin show. I’m sure visitors will have a blast watching this nightly performance.’
The projection mapping display is presented on the façade of the 66m high whale shark sculpture that houses the whale shark aquarium. Visuals depicting vibrant marine life are projected on the whale shark’s body and fins in tandem with the large-scale performance.
Eight Christie Roadie HD+35K and two Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors featuring blending and warping capabilities have been installed in two projection towers located approximately 130m from the sculpture.
The Roadie HD+35Ks are positioned in portrait mode, covering the entire length of the sculpture with a total projected area of 23.4m by 42.5m while the Roadster HD20K-Js are projecting visuals on both fins of the whale shark sculpture.
‘Projection technology has continued to play an important role in China’s cultural and entertainment arenas, with more owners of these entities placing greater emphasis on the installation of projection solutions,’ added Lin Yu, vice president of Christie Asia Pacific.’ As a world leader in visual technologies, Christie’s advanced solutions are used at an increasing number of such locations in China, such as Wuxi Studio and Wanda Movie Park in Wuhan. With the themed entertainment market poised for further growth, we’ll continue to put our energies in technology and product development to offer more exciting projection mapping performances for the Chinese audience.’