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J&C Joel kits out Motiongate Theme Park’s theatre with SkyDeck
UAE – Dubai Parks and Resorts, the new ground-breaking $2.86 billion multi-theme park complex, is set to become the city’s hottest new attraction. At more than 25 million sq ft it will be the largest integrated theme park resort in the region.
The site includes three theme parks and one water park – Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park, all side by side. The theme parks are then connected by Riverland Dubai, a grand entrance plaza, and Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian themed resort.
When the construction of Motiongate Dubai began they called on leading manufacturer of flame retardant fabrics, drapery and stage engineering solutions – J&C Joel – to install a tensioned wire grid system in the park’s theatre.
As the Middle East distributor for SkyDeck, J&C Joel’s expert team knew the system would prove to be the right tension wire grid system for the project as it gives a transparent portal for lighting and sound devices ensuring there is no discernible loss of focus, signal, or energy.
J&C Joel’s engineers installed 790sq m of the SkyDeck system in Motiongate’s theatre to create four tension wire grid walkways.
These walkways provide safe access to theatrical lighting, audio cables, loudspeakers, stage rigging, and effects. Lighting can be hung on a pipe grid just above the tensioned grid; there is no need for holes, as the light can shine through the grid, virtually unobstructed, to the stage.
Ben Richardson-Owen, Middle East project manager at J&C Joel, who handled the installation, explained: “Using the SkyDeck system over the traditional net system we found the installation was smoother and faster and we were able to complete the project on schedule.”
The success of the project has meant J&C Joel have also been commissioned to supply the drapery package for Motiongate and Dreamworks. And the firm has also won another tension wire grid project using the SkyDeck system.
Ben commented: “On the back of the Motiongate project we have been able to win another tension wire grid project using the SkyDeck system in Qatar and have been receiving enquires for many more projects.”
Jeff Craycraft, SkyDeck sales manager at InterAmerica Stage Inc, concluded: “We are thrilled to see SkyDeck’s global reach expand into Dubai. SkyDeck truly is the most efficient and safest wire tensioned grid on the market. Working with the professionals at J&C Joel, we were able to bring advanced wire tension grid technology to the Motiongate project and we’re very proud of that.”
10th August 2016
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