Elation concept for Cologne’s Bootshaus
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
bootshausjulianhukephotography1Bootshaus has been an integral part of the city’s club culture for more than a decade (photo: Julian Huke Photography)
Germany - Production company LaserFrame recently installed Elation Professional Platinum HFX hybrid moving heads and ACL 360 Bar effect lights into one of the world’s top clubs, Bootshaus in Cologne.
Located at the Cologne shipyard, Bootshaus has been an integral part of the city’s club culture for more than a decade. Primarily a techno club, Bootshaus attracts a clientele of sophisticated clubbers who often dance to the beats of top DJs like David Guetta, Avicii, Hardwell, Afrojack and Tiesto. The club is all about quality and as a top club maintains high standards when it comes to its lighting and sound systems. Pyro, Co2, lasers and confetti are part of the standard repertoire as well.
Bootshaus houses three rooms – the Mainfloor, the BLCKBX and the Dreherei, an old workshop – plus a large outdoor area where open air parties can be celebrated. The Mainfloor is the largest space with a total capacity of 1200 guests. It is here that 16 Elation Platinum HFX and 20 Elation ACL 360 Bars are used as part of an integrated lighting concept around the dance floor.
“We decided on the HFX due to its excellent price:performance ratio,” stated LaserFrame owner Guido Schütz. He adds, “From my perspective it was the best on the market. We tested it against hybrid lights from some of the top manufacturers and it came out on top. The most convincing fact about the HFX is that it´s a fantastic and bright spot-moving head that can also do a fantastic beam - that is the quite the opposite at all other manufacturers.”
Located in the town of Kerpen, near Cologne, LaserFrame is a general contractor for Bootshaus and handles all things technical for the club from installation and programming to lighting operation at special events.
Schütz adds that the club was also looking for a unique effect light to add high energy looks to the dance floor, and as LaserFrame preferred to acquire lighting from only one manufacturer, decided on Elation’s ACL 360 Bar LED batten.
“It is a stunning install,” Schütz says. “A couple of the special people I want to acknowledge are Christian Sudhop for the implementation of the concept and David Jungbluth for the implementation of the concept and the extensive programming. Christian and David are indispensable on these types of projects.”
LaserFrame also used their ACL 360 Bars along with another light in Elation’s ACL series, the ACL 360i compact beam effect, on a Rockstars after-show party for Dmexco 2016, an international exposition and conference for the digital industry that takes place every September in Cologne.
(Jim Evans)

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