ROE Visual in Star Casino refurbishment
Friday, 24 May 2019
the-grand-foyer-the-star-sydney-4The Grand Foyer at the Star Casino in Sydney
Australia - The Star Casino in Sydney has unveiled its immersive indoor light and water display, featuring a crescent-shaped video screen based on Black Onyx LED panels by ROE Visual.
The Grand Foyer experience at the Star Casino in Sydney, combines LED screens, aquatic water fountains, lasers, light and live performances to offer an interactive arrival experience for its approx. 20,000 guests that pass through the foyer every day.
Big Screen Projects were commissioned by Ramus Illumination to supply the LED equipment for the refurbishment of the Grand Foyer, the total immersive installation amounting to a 22m dollar investment for the Star Casino.
For this project Big Screen Projects have been working together with lighting specialists Ramus Illumination, who specialise in the design of grand-scale theatrical experiences that encourage public engagement.
The screen showcases the works of Australian artists, university students, cinematographers and animators, the content reacting dynamically to the real-world environment and human movement, encouraging guest interaction. “Creating an installation that combines architecture, contemporary art and technology, states Dino Mezzatesta, the Star Sydney chief operating officer, inspiration behind the artworks was drawn from The Star’s proximity to the busy Sydney Harbour shoreline.”
“With The Star Sydney Grand Foyer experience, we wanted to design an experience full of compelling encounters that enrich the journey,” comments Bruce Ramus, who heads Ramus Illumination, we envisioned a beautiful, unifying space that embraces and welcomes all people, and we believe we’ve achieved this .”
For the 25m-long, 8K resolution and crescent-shaped screen in the Grand Foyer, Big Screen Projects selected the ROE Visual Black Onyx LED panels. As Toby Waley, from Big Screen Projects states: “The choice for ROE Visual hardware on this project was an easy one, the product needed to be proven in the field, with a track record of reliability. The Black Onyx BO3 range was the only product that stacked up to all of the project requirements, including the use of custom triangular modules.”
The total screen measures 56 panels wide and max10 panels high. Big Screen Projects created a custom mounting frame, to be able to create the horizontal slope as well as the inward curve of the complete screen. The total installation runs on two ROE Visual Z6 4K processors.
Next to the screen, Big Screen Projects used ROE Strip to highlight the curved ceiling panels and walls. “The strip used on the walls and in the ceiling looks incredible. The flexibility of the ROE Strip gave us the possibility to neatly follow the line of the curved panels,” comments Waley. “With the pre-fabricated mounting parts, the installation was really easy and the Brompton processing behind the fixtures made the extremely challenging task of mapping possible.”
(Jim Evans)

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