Theatreplan consults on Singapore’s Esplanade
Thursday, 30 June 2022
esplanade-exteriorEsplanade is a major centre for the performing arts, located at Marina Bay
Singapore - Theatre consultancy Theatreplan is providing the technical know-how for the upgrade of the cabling infrastructure from the analogue tie-lines system to a digital IP-based network to serve sound, video, communications and lighting across all venues, plus new facilities for digital media at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay in Singapore.
Opened in 2002, Esplanade is a major centre for the performing arts, located at Marina Bay, on the bank of the Singapore River. The centre consists of a concert hall for 1,600 people, a theatre with a 1,950-seat capacity, a recital studio for 245 people, and a theatre studio accommodating up to 220.
Having been appointed in 2019, Theatreplan’s work has continued throughout the pandemic and is on-going. The scope of work includes a feasibility study, a detailed site survey, technical design recommendations and development of all venues, and delivery of tender documentation.
The first part of the project involved surveying the venues to identify and document what was already there.
Theatreplan has recommended the upgrade of Esplanade’s 20-year-old analogue AV infrastructure to a new digital AV infrastructure, in addition to upgrades to the sound, video and communications and broadcast systems, together with the production, house, and working lights systems and fixtures. This is to ensure the venue continues to be on the cutting edge of entertainment technology, safeguarding its flexibility, and providing a path to adopt future technologies.
Kenny Wong, head, technical production, The Esplanade Co, comments: “This technical journey with Theatreplan has been an ambitious one with its large scope of work. Even as Esplanade turns 20 this year, we were still able to make many discoveries in our venues through the Revit model which can help us make better-informed decisions in the revamp of our technical infrastructure. We are grateful to the professionalism of the Theatreplan team who has worked closely with our team at Esplanade to keep to the project timelines and requirements despite the challenges faced during this pandemic.”

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