Christie lights up Nanchang Wanda Cultural Tourism City
CHINA: Christie’s Chinese partner, Wincomm Technology, has deployed almost 130 of the manufacturer’s projectors to power visual presentations at several rides and attractions at the new Nanchang Wanda Cultural Tourism City. The 200-hectare site, which has been developed by Wanda Group and is said to be the first city-size culture and tourism project, includes a theme park, a shopping mall with an ocean park, entertainment attractions, hotels and dining districts.
Both the Nanchang Wanda Park and Nanchang Wanda Ocean Park now house close to 130 Christie 3DLP and 1DLP projectors, including D4K3560 4K models, as well as DHD555-GS, DWU951-Q and DWU600-G. The DHD555-GS was selected as it doesn't require lamp and filter replacements, while the Q- and G-Series models are capable of 24/7 operation.
Among the most anticipated attractions at Nanchang Wanda Park is a flight simulator named Flyover Jiangxi that launches guests into immersive experiences such as the peaks of Lushan National Park, cosmopolitan cities such as Nanchang and Ganzhou, the Yangtze River and more. The visuals for the flight simulator are powered by eight D4K3560 3DLP projectors on two domed screens. The Zhong Kui 3D interactive virtual theatre is powered by nearly 100 Christie G and Q Series projectors. Here they’re used to create a 3D environment where guests can interact with and fire simulated projectiles at virtual targets to score points.
Over at the queue area, visitors can see intricate patterns and details projected onto the surface of a huge white porcelain vase using 10 laser phosphor DHD555-GS projectors. The projection mapping showcase here is a tribute to China’s porcelain capital, Jingdezhen.
Another 12 Christie DHD555-GS projectors are deployed at Nanchang Wanda Ocean Park’s full-dome auditorium, which is fitted with a 12m screen. The installation allows viewers to get a feel of deep sea exploration from the eyes of small marine creatures through a 360-degree panoramic experience.
‘Having had the privilege of working on Wanda Movie Park in Wuhan and Dai Show Theater in Yunnan, we are honoured to be involved once again in the A/V installations at Wanda Group’s latest mega project in Nanchang,’ said Tony Chen, GM at Wincomn Technology. ‘The invaluable experiences that we gained in Wuhan have come in handy for this project and our strong collaboration with internationally renowned visual effects teams and Christie had enabled us to complete the installations ahead of the grand opening. I’m confident that visitors at Nanchang Wanda Park and Ocean Park will be thrilled with the excellent visuals presented using Christie’s cutting-edge projection systems.’