Qal’at Al-Bahrain Audiovisual Experience
MULTIMEDIA SHOW– Manama, Bahrain
Date: 2018 (permanent)
Client: Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities
Services: Design and production turnkey
ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) has created and produced the audiovisual show “Qal’at Al-Bahrain Audiovisual Experience”, which is projected every night at Bahrain Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it one of the city’s most important tourist attractions.
The “Qal’at Al-Bahrain Audiovisual Experience” uses new audiovisual technologies to recreate the monument’s 4,000 years of history during 20 minutes. The show narrates the history of the Fort, which dates to 1522, as well as the archaeological site on which it was built, going back to the year 2300 BC. The narration begins with historical and mythological elements from the Dilmun civilization, whose capital was once located beneath the fort, followed over the centuries by the different cultures that have crossed paths on this site.
ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño uses three-dimensional projection and a 5.1 surround sound system with an original sound track and special effects to create a feeling of inmersion for the spectators.
The project is “carbon neutral”, meaning that the CO2emissions linked to the show have been calculated and offset by a clean energy project, thus achieving the final emissions balance equal to zero.