The audiovisual show, “Qal’at AL-Bahrain”, designed and produced by ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño, premiered at the closing of the weekend events to celebrate the National Day of Bahrain.
The official inauguration is scheduled for next January and will highlight the archaeological site of Qal’at Al-Bahrain, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
The audiovisual show, “Qal’at Al-Bahrain” put the finishing touch on this weekend’s celebrations of the National Day of Bahrain. The launch also served to close Bahrain’s Year of Archaeology.
“Qal’at Al-Bahrain Audiovisual Experience” is an audiovisual show designed and produced completely by ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño for the Bahrain Ministry of Culture and Heritage, whose goal is to enhance the “Qal’at Al-Bahrain” archaeological site, an UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005. Its official opening is scheduled for January 2018 and will be a permanent installation.
The premiere took place this Saturday, December 16, and was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, the Minister of Culture and Heritage and President of the Authority for Culture and Antiquities of Bahrain, Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, and the famous Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass.
The show will be projected on one of the walls of the Fort of Bahrain and tells the story of the “Qal’at AL-Bahrain” archaeological site, which became the capital of the Dilmun civilization, one of the most important ancient civilizations in the region, with origins going back 4,000 years. The projection is configured as an inversive and unique experience for the spectators who will be taken through history, standing on the same stones, with a marked poetic touch and using new technology.
It is the first Cultural Engineering project launched by the Bahrain Ministry of Culture and Heritage as a tool to promote and revitalize tourism in the region to permanently value an emblematic area of the country, a World Heritage Site, through the use of the latest technologies and sustainable development.
ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño has been the company fully responsible for the design of the permanent installation, the integral management of the project, the artistic direction, technical direction, the supply of the technical equipment and the audiovisual production.