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LIVE At the pyramid shaped Sheraton, the images measured 132 metres wide at the base, 32 metres wide at the top with a height of 62 metres. This was achieved using three Pani BP6’s positioned on an architectural walkway across a lagoon, approximately 50 metres away. Another fascia of the Sheraton was architecturally lit to complement the projections. The Marriot – one of the original western style hotels to open in Doha - was projected onto on two sides, covering areas of 30 x 37 metres and 48 x 27 metres respectively, utilising four BP6 machines positioned in the car park and on the beach. At the Ritz Carlton, three BP6 projectors stationed in the hotel grounds created an image 70 metres wide by 40 metres high straddling two surfaces. Back at the QNH HQ, three Pani BP4’s were used to cover a surface area of 50 by 9 metres, all located in the central reservation of the road! Control for all four projector systems was local to each installation. Artwork was supplied by QNH and especially composited as Pani slides

by the Hulskamp team. To further unify all the sites, the crowns and top pieces of each building were illuminated in the same bright Cool Blue using high powered architectural lighting fixtures, supplied by the leading Doha lighting and sound rental company, Creative Communications Group (CCG). To complete the visual picture, grounds and gardens were feature lit with individual lighting schemes designed by Michel Khairallah from CCG. These all added atmosphere and enhanced the aesthetics to tie in with the content being highlighted on the buildings. Various lighting fixtures were used including – Griven Kolorado’s, Kaliedo’s and Kolorstream 2500s and Clay Paky Alpha Spot 1200 and 1500 moving lights. In addition to co-ordinating the projection and lighting, Kenkaato undertook all the logistics involved to stage the event, obtaining the import licences and municipality permissions to site the equipment in public places. To ensure this went smoothly, they engaged the services of Russell Mason at Impact Events.

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All the power needed across the four sites, was supplied by Byrne Power Rental and installed by three teams with special attention paid to location and minimising any disturbance to hotel guests. Says Sarah Whitmarsh, “We were thrilled to be invited to be part of Katara Hospitality’s new era. The brief was simple: To raise awareness of the new brand and in doing so create a visual impact never seen before in Doha. Working with people we trust, we knew we could create something awesome.” “As ever, there are always challenges here, which were magnified by the very short three week lead-time and import delays. Nevertheless, great teamwork and collaborations between some of the best professionals in the industry produced fantastic results,” she added. www.kenkaato.com

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