Christie, the global visual and audio technology company, has provided its HS 1DLP laser projectors to Jiangsu Garden Expo Park, where they are powering a series of spectacular visuals. This new ecological, cultural and tourism destination is a mountainside garden complex in Tangshan, in Nanjing’s Jiangning District.
Jiangsu Garden Expo Park covers 3.38 square kilometres, with a core gardens zone of 2.2 square kilometres. It was built on abandoned mine pits over the course of two years and features manicured gardens, traditional pavilions, promenades and rock formations, as well as a lake.
Spectacular projection mapping show
Within the park, visitors can enjoy recreations of traditional gardens from across the 13 cities of Jiangsu province, such as Nanjing Garden, Suzhou Garden, Wuxi Garden and Taizhou Garden. In the evenings, the venue features a unique light show, with hillside projections powered by four Christie DWU2022-HS 1DLP laser projectors, which were installed by Zhongqing Yingye Group.
“Christie’s HS Series is a highly cost-effective and competitive projection solution that has always emerged a top contender for cultural tourism projects that we are involved in,” says Xinwei He, project manager of Jiangsu Garden Expo Park.
“It has consistently excelled in areas such as performance, colour reproduction and dependability. With an output of 20,000 lumens, we require just four units of DWU2022-HS to illuminate this large outdoor canvas in Suzhou Garden – the core location of Jiangsu Garden Expo Park.”
The projection canvas is 600 square metres and this is just a fraction of the performance area. This meant that Zhongqing Yingye Group had to find a balance in keeping the maximum visual quality, and also optimizing the scale of the images, without relegating the projection component to a supporting role:
“We tweaked the projection design to enhance the image area and combined multimedia content with actual scenery on-site to deliver lifelike visuals that are consistent with the intended themes of the show.”
Quality colour performance
The installation also features a monitoring system developed by Shanghai Liancheng Digital Technology Co., Ltd (a member of Zhongqing Yingye Group) with hardware and software components that can conduct real-time monitoring and feedback on the DWU2022-HS projectors.
“Our strategy emphasizing on the delivery of an encompassing, holistic audiovisual experience eventually paid off, and the projections executed for this night-time show are well received by all stakeholders,” says Xinwei He.
“Thanks to Christie’s proprietary BoldColor Technology, the projectors are top-notch in terms of colour performance and quality, and they have enabled us to fully realize the original design intentions of this project.”
April Qin, sales director for China, Enterprise, Christie, says, “Jiangsu Garden Expo Park Project is an amazing endeavour by the provincial government to combine modern construction technology with traditional ancient building modelling. We are delighted that Zhongqing Yingye Group is involved in this major project and deployed our tried-and-tested HS Series laser projectors for this highly anticipated night-time performance.”
Earlier this month, Christie also announced that it has expanded its Professional Services offer and made some new executive appointments. Francois Godfrey and Maz Zaeefjou will take on the roles of directors of sales and business development within the Professional Services team.
All images courtesy of Zhongqing Yingye Group