Ukraine’s first innovations park UNIT.City relied on Screenberry to drive 360-degree payback at its new art installation. The media server was nestled at a mini planetarium installed inside of an abandoned industrial chimney.
UNIT.City was founded in 2016 on the site of an old motorcycle factory. The UFuture investment group transformed the shabby production facilities into a cutting edge hub for IT students and entrepreneurs. A 60 meter brick chimney in the middle of the campus had long stood unattended until UNIT.City administration launched a contest to turn the massive structure into a creative art installation.
The idea of British architect Sebastian Kite beat 158 entries submitted by artists from all over the world. The project is called ‘Innovations Beacon.’ It features a powerful beam of light shining out from the chimney at night and a mini planetarium is installed inside the brick structure.
Dome projection set-up
To ensure 360-degree playback on the 3.4m (11ft) dome, Screenberry drives 4 x Benq 1210 projectors. The seamless image is achieved with advanced automatic 5-stage camera-based calibration that perfectly blends and warps the projectors.
The custom projection dome was manufactured by Front Pictures. The company modified its Rigid Frame Open-Sided negative pressure dome model to neatly fit into the chimney.