Grand Opening Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore
Posted on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Australian lighting designer Colin Baldwin worked closely with Laservision Mega Media for over four months to design and implement architectural and special effects lighting for the U.S. $5.9m Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort and Casino in Singapore, which officially opened on 23 June 2010.
Baldwin and his team of Australian lighting technicians embarked in June on a journey to pre-install, in time for the Grand Opening, some of the lighting assets that will form the basis of the future permanent show.
Equipment deployed for the opening event included 14 A&O Falcon 7k xenon searchlights, 18 Syncrolite 5k and 7k xenon searchlights, 14 DTS XR3000 moving head spots housed in Tempest domes, 36 CitySkape Xtreme LED washlights and to light the vast roofing over the casino, theatres and expo centre – 998 Illumination Physics LED washlights were installed. Seven high powered optically pumped Laservision Stella Rays lasers totalling more than 300 watts, were deployed along the water’s edge of Marina Bay.
All fixtures were programmed on a grandMA2 console from a suite at the Fullerton Hotel directly across the bay. Swedish designed Wireless Radio DMX transmitters and receivers were used to carry the 8 DMX universes 1km across Marina Bay to the resort. Local Singapore production company ‘Showtec’ were engaged to provide additional lighting equipment and crewing services.
Baldwin was very pleased with the outcome. “I’m very proud of all my team,” he said. “They had to endure an extraordinary and difficult undertaking working on what was mostly a construction site up until the Opening.”
“Hats off to Colin Baldwin and his team for delivering a greater than expected show. An excellent world-class outcome,” commented Paul McCloskey, CEO & founder of Laservision.
“Front page coverage in all local news media was testament to its being the defining vision for this official opening.”