Visitors to the
Experiential Museum & Aquarium
(MEMA) at Resorts World
Sentosa, Singapore can get an up-close look at a shipwreck in the Typhoon
Electrosonic provided audio-visual design, engineering, integration and
installation of the audio, video and control equipment to help simulate an
amazing historical journey. The company was hired by
Sunray Woodcraft Construction
and worked under the general guidance of museum designers Ralph
Appelbaum Associates. Super 78
created the content for the attraction.
The museum was built to
house the Jewel of Muscat,
a reproduction Arab dhow which sailed on the Belitung route from Oman to
Indonesia 1100 years ago, and some 60,000 artifacts salvaged from the Belitung
shipwreck found near Java. The centerpiece of the museum is the multimedia
Typhoon Theater where visitors 'board' the Arabia-bound sailing ship,
experience the storm it encountered, and sink in the sea as the theater floor
descends. When the lights come back on, visitors find themselves in the depths
with the shipwreck surrounded by marine life.
whole platform on which the audience is seated moves downwards as the virtual
ship sinks. Only at that point did I understand why the screen height was a
breath taking 5m high."
said Anne Chiang of Goo Central who supplied the Screen Goo coatings for this
get wet, and the whole platform vibrates during the virtual storm at sea.
According to plan, the appointed contractor, Sunray Woodcraft Construction P/L,
built the massive curved screen and applied our
experience begins with a pre-show set on the pier in China's Guangzhou harbor.
The shutters of the harbormaster's hut part to reveal a screen displaying the
ship's crew at work: an emissary carrying a priceless chalice wedding present
which will be part of the cargo, and an astrologer making dire forecasts about
the ship's fate. Electrosonic provided a DLP rear-screen projector with mirror
bounce to achieve the short throw required for the compact space, plus a pair of
line arrays and subwoofers...........
can read the whole breath-taking story in several places -
Click Here for the Project
Profile at Electrosonic's website or
Click Here for the story as it
appeared in the December 2011 issue of Commercial Contractor or