Austrian audiovisual system integrator Kraftwerk Living Technologies was honoured with the globally recognised Inavation Award in the category ‘Leisure & Entertainment Facility’ early February. The prize-winning project, Magic Glaze 5D, is a multisensory attraction for 800 guests with an immersive 360° dome screen and 3D film production, supported by exciting special effects as well as precise motion of the SFX Motion Seats developed by Kraftwerk LT, and was also the largest contract in the Austrian’s company history so far.
Magic Glaze 5D at the Tonguan Kiln International Cultural and Tourism Center
As part of the project scope, the audiovisual experts, who were design-build vendor of the entire venue, accounted responsible for the technical design, detailed planning, supply, integration, programming and commissioning of the unique theater as well as the attraction design together with LSK Hongkong and the 3D film production with partner Prana Studios Los Angeles.
“What is special about this theater project is the seamless integration of the main theme – porcelain craftsmanship – into the 1.1 km2 cultural centre. When entering the theatre, you walk into the interior of a flaming oven – realised with scenic lighting, complex projection technology, special effects as well as 1,600 audio speakers for acoustic support. With this ‘flaming’ atmosphere, the stage is set for an unforgettable experience”, explained Manfred Meier, managing partner and CEO at Kraftwerk LT.
The Inavation Awards are the benchmark for system integrators, consultants and technology managers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond. These annual awards recognise and celebrate outstanding AV design, integration and management globally focusing on projects, products and people.
Christian Hofer, managing partner and CTO at Kraftwerk LT, accepted the award on behalf of the team: “Winning an Inavation Award this year and the fourth overall was a very special highlight for us. We are incredibly proud and happy, and would like to share these honors with everyone involved in this unique project.”
Following awards for the 5D Castle Theater at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in 2016, the BMW Welt in 2017 and the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey on Times Square in New York last year, this is the fourth Inavation Award Kraftwerk LT was able to win with its major projects and the second award for Magic Glaze 5D after receiving the Asia Attractions Golden Crown Awards in December 2019.