2019 | Changsha (CN)The Magic Glaze: 5D Theater
In March 2019, 30 months after receiving the project order, Kraftwerk Living Technologies completed its latest, state-of-the-art 5D theater attraction at the Tongguan Kiln International Cultural and Tourism Center in Changsha, China.
As part of the project scope, Kraftwerk Living Technologies was responsible for the technical design, detailed planning, delivery of goods, AV integration as well as programming and commissioning – including all technological components such as the 2D and 3D screens, the projection and audio system, 800 SFX motion seats, show control as well as the water and compressed air system, show lighting and special effects. Another technical feat worth mentioning are the different projection and mapping surfaces of the theater. To create a special and unique atmosphere for the theater entry of the guests – reminding one of the interiors of a flaming kiln – a ceiling mapping surface of roughly 800 m2 as well as additional screen surface of roughly 1,200 m2 have been realized in addition to the 3D projection surface.
The film was done by PRANA Studios and tells an exciting, well-written tale of the main characters Xiaoxiao und Tongtong, who chase after the “Magic Glaze”, with which the evil spell over Tongguan town can be broken. Enhanced with precise motion and well-selected special effects, the experience excites guests of any age. The attraction allows for a maximum daily guest flow of over 20,000, peaking at three 15-minute shows per hour but also features other show control modes for optimal show operations.
Delivered to the Macrolink Group, the “Magic Glaze” is part of something spectacular. Known for its porcelain craftsmanship from the Tang Dynasty, the Tongguan Kiln International Cultural and Tourism Center portrays the 1,200-year heritage of Changsha city in Hunan Province on a total area of 1.1 million square meters, featuring eight museums, five performing centers, three luxury hotels and 18 cultural attractions. The Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town is expected to host more than five million tourists each year.