CTME shines bright on oldest building in Abu Dhabi

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Creative Technology Middle East (CTME) provided projection services to the grand opening of Qasr Al Hosn, the oldest and most significant heritage site in Abu Dhabi.

People contracted CTME to deliver 9,750 square metres of projection for the historical event.

It is the first structure to have been built in the capital and after more than 11 years of restoration, the site has now reopened its doors as a museum to the public, showcasing the development from a community reliant on fishing and pearling to the modern Abu Dhabi seen today.

The Qasr Al Hosn Inauguration was opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The large projection show featured content supplied by Fly Studio, showcasing the UAE’s heritage and the history of Qasr Al Hosn Fort. The content was delivered across three buildings, the Musalla, the Cultural Foundation and the Qasr Al Hosn Fort. The projection covered such a large area of the event that the only way for the audience to follow the full story was from the central revolving grandstand, which slowly rotated as the show progressed across the large site.

CTME used 34 Panasonic 31K laser projectors and 46 Panasonic 21K Projectors installed into 20 bespoke towers strategically placed to cover all three main aspects of the projection areas.

The event was broadcast live across local television stations and the Qasr Al Hosn YouTube page where thousands of people tuned it to watch the historical event take place.