AL WASL PLAZA
Dubai Expo 2020 / District 2020 Centrepiece
Al Wasl Plaza is the architectural and cultural centrepiece of the Dubai Expo site and District 2020. It is a beautiful architectural monument by day that transforms into one of the largest immersive AV installations in the world. The venue features a 27.6 channel L-ISA system of 432 KIVA II and 24 KS28's.
The loudspeaker system consists of 27 arrays of L-Acoustics KIVA II with 16 elements in each array for a total of 432 KIVA II. The array count is determined by the geometry of the structure and each array provides coverage of 100% of the audience area. The loudspeakers are mounted within the projected image for coverage and localisation.
Click the link below for a video walk-through of the SOUNDVISION file.
KIVA II ARRAYS
The loudspeaker system consists of 27 arrays of L-Acoustics KIVA II with 16 elements in each array for a total of 432 KIVA II. The array quantity is determined by the geometry of the structure and each array provides coverage of 100% of the audience area. The loudspeakers are mounted within the projected image for coverage and localisation.
Each array is powered in pairs on two L-Acoustics LA4X amplifiers.
There are six bass arrays distributed around the structure, each consisting of four L-Acoustics KS28 dual 18" subs in a cardioid arrangement. The subs are powered on L-Acoustics LA12X amplified controllers.
AUDIO CONTROL SYSTEM
The audio control system consists of a DiGiCo 4REA4 Engine and an 8-fader controller with a portable DiGiCo SD12-96 that can be located anywhere in the Plaza for mixing as required. The system can be automated using a scheduler to program content packages. Alternatively the system can be operated for live events using the console and L-Acoustics L-ISA Processor.
PEARL MAJLIS VIP SUITE
The Pearl Majlis is a private VIP suite within Al Wasl Plaza overlooking the centre stage with a prime view of the immersive projection.
The audio system is a 15.1 arrangement of L-Acoustics X4i loudspeakers and Syva Low bass speakers to deliver a mix-down of the main 27.6 immersive audio system and a duplicate of the performance stereo system.
SOUNDVISION File Walk-through
This is a short video walking through the various parts of the system in the SOUNDVISION file.
The people and companies that made it happen.
A huge thanks Tareq, Amna, Kylie, Kate and the whole team from Expo who empowered us to push the boundaries of design and come up with something very special for this project.
The L-ISA immersive audio system was designed by Scott Willsallen and Luis Miranda with mechanical design by Wonder Works.
Congratulations to Creative Technology Middle East for their commitment to ensuring every aspect of the installation was of excellent quality. Thanks also to L-Acoustics and DiGiCo for supporting the project.