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October 2016 | London (UK)AV AWARDS 2016
Hat-trick for Kraftwerk Living Technologies’ 5D Castle Theater

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Austrian audio-visual system integrator wins an AV Award for “Best Entertainment Venue of the Year” with the 5D Castle Theater at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. After the InAVation Award in February and the InstallAward in June, this is the third award the project has been honored with in 2016.

London/Wels, 12 October 2016.

Kraftwerk Living Technologies, international specialist in the field of audio-visual system integration headquartered in Wels (AT), was honored with an AV Award in the category “Entertainment Venue of the Year” at a glamorous award ceremony in London late September. The record-breaking and award-winning project currently holding two Guinness World Records is the world’s largest 4D Theater and was designed and realized by the experts from Wels. The flagship attraction of the Chinese theme park Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai was opened in June of 2015 and seats a total of 1000 people – allowing for an hourly throughput of almost 3000 people.

Hat-trick for 5D Castle Theater

Nominated in the “Best Entertainment Venue of the Year” category, the 5D Castle Theater at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom was up against tough competition. All the greater was the joy of the Kraftwerk Living Technologies team, when they were announced the winner in the “Best Entertainment Venue of the Year” category in front of over 1200 attendees. “We aimed at creating a visitor attraction that surpasses any existing experience by not only its size, but also its quality, following the credo: Go big and be unforgettable,” says Christian Hofer, Managing Partner and Technical Director at Kraftwerk Living Technologies. “And together with an incredibly visionary client, great partners and suppliers as well as an amazing Kraftwerk Living Technologies team, we managed to do so. We could not be more excited about winning this award and getting such great recognition for the project all across the industry”, he adds. The AV Award was the third honor received for the 5D Castle Theater and followed an InAVation Award for “Most InAVative International Project” in February and an InstallAward as “Best Visitor Attraction Project” in June.

About the Awards

The AV Awards have been held for the 18th time this year, recognizing and rewarding excellence across the Audio Visual industry in a total of 27 categories – ranging from products and projects to people. Each year, the judging panel consists of senior representatives from user companies and key industry players, looking for demonstrable commitment to, and pursuit of, the future development of AV communications, technical innovation and creative solutions as well a benefit for the customer and end-client above all.