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Christie helps Qataris celebrate National Day

Four Christie Roadster S+20K SXGA+, 3-chip DLP projectors were used to deliver a giant 36m x 25m image as part of Qatar's celebration of its National Day.

When Qatar celebrated its National Day in a spectacular party atmosphere, Christie projectors were at the heart of the action.

The all-day event began with a military parade at the Doha Corniche in the presence of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Thameem bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. The Corniche area was dressed for the festivities with illuminated palm trees, LED screen displays and lightshows, and was attended by many proud Qataris. Colourful and fun-filled events were held at different locations across the city.

Auditoire, a Paris-headquartered event management company with offices around the world was awarded the project for the Doha Corniche, which featured illumination, audio and large scale PA equipment, video projection and LED screens, distributed along the Corniche area. TechnoPro (Qatar) was awarded the execution and supply of the technical production.

As a part of the celebrations, a giant 36m x 25m projection on the Commercial Bank building presented images of Qatar’s past, alongside Qatari children’s artwork, over a three day period. TechnoPro selected four Christie Roadster S+20K SXGA+, 3-chip DLP projectors to present the artworks in a colourful and vivid outdoor display, on the giant landscape.

The building itself measured 86 metres high and TechnoPro used warping technology to feed the signal, blend the four sections of the image and correct the keystone of the picture.

The four Christie Roadster 20,000 ANSI lumens projectors, fitted with long throw zoom lenses, were installed at ground level, facing the building from a 130m distance.

“This was one of the more interesting and outstanding features of the festivities,” said TechnoPro MD Nabil Bourgeili. “Once again, Christie’s high-powered projectors proved their ability on a large scale.”