Five Christie DWU555-GS laser phosphor projectors provide impressive projections on the backdrop of a massive sand table model showcased at a new national heritage park in China – restoring the ancient glory of Luoyang city, China’s former imperial capital during the Sui (589-618 BC) and Tang dynasties (618-907 AD).
Wu Zetian was the first and only female emperor in China. A major highlight is the full-scale reconstructions of two iconic towers that symbolised the splendor and opulence of Empress Wu’s reign.
During her political heyday, Empress Wu instructed the construction of these two towers, which were described as architectural miracles. And today, the recreated nine-story-high Ming Tang houses a spectacular sand table model of the ancient city of Luoyang, which covers an area of 130 square meters and is built to a scale of 1:800.
Lifelike visuals such as blue skies, birds in flight, junk ships sailing on the river and endless mountains in the background are displayed on the backdrop using five ceiling-mounted Christie DWU555-GS laser phosphor projectors installed by Christie’s valued partner, Wincomn Technology. Equipped with full HD resolution and an impressive illumination life of 20,000 hours, projections from the GS Series create a stunning contrast against realistic buildings, flora and figurines meticulously put together by skilled craftsmen.
“When it comes to the selection of projection systems, the end user is very selective and only wanted the best. They eventually decided on Christie projectors due to their impressive performance, outstanding track record in China and numerous accolades,” said Tony Chen, General Manager, Wincomn Technology. “In view of the large projection canvas in the backdrop, five units of Christie DWU555-GS projectors are needed to seamless blend the images together to form a complete panorama that brings ancient culture and history to life.”
Chen noted that the Christie GS Series laser phosphor projectors were ideal for this setup due to their long hours of uninterrupted operation.
“The deciding factor was its 20,000 hours of low-cost operation, which was exactly what the end user was looking for. At the same time, the GS Series’ other advantages such as long-lasting brightness, accurate color reproduction, image quality, 24/7 reliability, as well as blending and warping capabilities for curved surfaces, make it the perfect projection solution for such location-based entertainment venues,” he added.