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Al Wasl Inauguration Expo 2020

Creative Technology Middle East (CTME) delivered a visually spectacular event for the Al Wasl Inauguration on behalf of our client Expo 2020.

The Al Wasl Dome which sits at the heart of the Expo 2020 site was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces on the 29th January 2020.

The high profile dignitaries and royalty were treated to a stunning bespoke projection mapping and immersive audio experience which showcased the UAE’s history and innovations, many of which will be on show at Expo 2020.

CTME provided 360-degree immersive projection on the 67.5m tall, 135m diameter dome, accompanied by an audio system.

The projection solution is a permanent fixture in the dome and will be used as part of the six months Expo 2020 ‘event period’ and long after as it has been designed to be a part of “District 2020”.

CTME installed 252 Christie D4K40-RGB laser projectors which are housed in 42 bespoke projector pods around the inside perimeter of the Al Wasl dome. Each pod has two channels of triple-stacked projectors and has been designed to protect against the climate ensuring the equipment is kept cool. Due to the scale and quantity of the 84 video channels, CTME used 16 disguise gx2 servers for the generative content playout.

Ahead of the permanent installation, CTME also provided a temporary audio solution for the inaugural event which consisted of 18 SYVA Loudspeakers with SYVA LOW, 4 KS28 sub-woofer arrays and an SD7 mixing console.


Creative Technology Middle East are proud to have won two awards for our work on the Al Wasl Dome for the Inauguration event and the audiovisual installation.

AV Awards 2020: Events & Entertainment Project of the Year

AVARD Awards 2020: Best Public Integration

AV Award WinnerAVARD Award Winner

Images and video credit: Expo 2020