Jupiters sets Gold Coast alight with one of Australia’s largest projection systems

The Gold Coast night scenery just became even more beautiful, with Jupiters’ new permanent outdoor projection system illuminating the property’s facade in dynamic colour.

The project blends light and shade, rhythm and elegance in a moving visual spectacle that represents the natural environment and vibrant Gold Coast lifestyle.

With fewer than 500 days until the 2018 Commonwealth Games hit our beloved shores, adorable Games mascot Borobi was on hand to launch the high-tech design, bouncing and surfing his way across the building’s facade. The Star Entertainment Group’s Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg discusses the nod to the Games and the implication for tourism on the Gold Coast.

“The synergies between our current transformation and partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games meant Borobi was the natural choice to debut the new projection
system,” said Mr Hogg.

“The latest installation marks a new era for the hotel and will ensure guests and visitors to the Gold Coast are given a truly unique and memorable visual experience.”

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman Peter Beattie AC said projecting Borobi’s image for the world to see is a wonderful way to debut the system and
celebrate the 500 Days to Go milestone.

“Since his arrival in April, Borobi has been very much a larger than life character, but the lighting display takes his personality and boundless energy to new heights,” Mr Beattie said.

“The system is another spectacular innovation by Jupiters and one that literally shines a light on our wonderful city as we head ever-faster towards April 2018 and well beyond.”

Watch the projection video and read on below:

A stunning example of 21st century artistic expression, this creative urban design utilises seventeen projectors mounted on specially designed platforms. The collaborative project was completed by world-renowned lighting specialists Ramus Illumination, who are famous for their unique approach to creating works that are truly innovative, interactive and sustainable.

The facade lighting has been designed to ensure there is no impact on the comfort of guests or the local area and will use the existing facade as a canvas. A digital mask ensures light does not project onto hotel windows and the projection is tailored to the edges of the building so no light spills into the night sky.

The environmentally sustainable project will also make use of a new streamlined control system to assist in lowering power consumption and significantly reduce operating costs and carbon emissions. The average lifespan of the projectors is expected to last more than a decade, while each projector bulb will have a lifespan of over 1000 hours.

The spectacular display adds yet another world-class element to the Gold Coast’s exploding art and cultural scene.

Facade Illumination – The Facts

  • One of the largest permanent outdoor projection systems in Australia.
  • Projection equates to 36,771,840 pixels.
  • Total of 17 projectors used – 11 central projectors, and 3 projectors on each wing.
  • Projectors are fitted with the latest technology and expected to last more than a decade.
  • Each projector bulb has a lifespan of approximately 1000 hours.
  • Other projects by Ramus include facade lighting for 888 Collins Street Melbourne; Luminous @ Darling Quarter in Sydney; Wintergarden Brisbane and AAMI Park Stadium.

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