Immersive spheres in the Extreme Ecosystems Gallery (Sheik Abdullah Al Salem, Kuwait)
Services: Scenography, Technical Development, Production , Logistics and Installation
Kuwait is home to one of the most ambitious cultural projects in the Middle East: the Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem, which covers 18 hectares, making it one of the largest museum complexes in the world.
Composed of four museums:
- Museum of Natural History.
- Museum of Science and Technology.
- Museum of Arab and Islamic Sciences.
- Space Museum.
All of them aim to teach the visitor, in a completely innovative way, different aspects about human beings and their relationship with all of this: ecosystems, arts, science…
Inside the Natural History Museum is the “Extreme Ecosystems” gallery. It is made up of four high quality hyper-realistic themings, whose purpose is to emulate four ecosystems: ice, desert, cave and seabed.
Immersive technology in museum productions
The incorporation of technology in museums has changed the way of communicating and understanding information: the visitor is no longer a passive receiver, but a participant in the installation thanks to the inclusion of immersive elements.
The greatest difficulty is to adapt each of these tools to the needs and peculiarities of each installation in order to get the most out of them.
The result of immersive technology is satisfactory: the user’s experience is more personalised and enriching, as their participation involves retaining the information acquired and thus favouring memory recall.
In the “Extreme Ecosystems” gallery, there are four high quality, realistic themings that seek to simulate extreme ecosystems with immersive elements:
- Antartic Zone, recreating Antarctica.
- Dark Caves, where you can visit the inside of a cave.
- Desert Zone, where you can observe the entire ecosystem that makes up a desert.
- Deep sea zone, an abyssal area of the seabed.
Each of these themings is located in a complex sphere made up of various elements that favour the immersion of the user. Inside, in addition to the hyper-realistic theming, there are technological supports that seek the interaction of the visitor and that they learn in a different way. Moreover, they are designed for all kinds of audiences, as they have access ramps for people with movement difficulties and enough space inside for them to move around freely.
Proasur’s work at the Cultural Centre of Kuwait
One of our international projects was to take charge of the production, logistics and assembly of these four immersive spheres that can be visited in the “Extreme Ecosystems” Gallery of the Sheik Abdullah Al Salem in Kuwait, where you can also find the theming of cave, seabed, desert and ice.
From Proasur we developed the production of each of these spheres, in detail, both in the external structure -in which access ramps were included- and in the interior structure -where the different multimedia and graphic equipment is housed-. As well as the hyper-realistic themings that can be found in each of them.
Each of the spheres is supported by various resources, including an exclusive room climate control system designed and developed by Proasur and the four themings of these ecosystems that were designed by our artistic team.
The final result allows us to create an experience very close to reality in which visitors can experience the sensations that take place in the Arctic, in the Desert, in the Abyssal Sea Floor and in a Cave.
One of our international projects was to take charge of the production, logistics and assembly of four immersive spheres that can be visited in the “Extreme Ecosystems” Gallery of the Sheik Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait
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