Completion date: 2017
In Gdańsk, the Museum of the Second World War came to life. Completion of the building works took place by the beginning of 2017. The Museum’s design, winner of the international competition, was created by the Architecture Studio ‘Kwadrat” from Gdynia. The construction of an approximately 23 thousand square meters area, includes i.a. Permanent Exhibition, spaces dedicated for Temporary Exhibitions, a cinema and conference hall. The main focus of the Museum is to serve as Education, Culture and Science Center.
In this newly established facility on the map of Tricity, PS TEATR company was responsible for the detailed design of the stage technology of the cinema and conference hall, together with the subsequent realization including the delivery and installation of the equipment.
The conference hall, being essentially a multifunctional space, is dedicated for organizing lectures, conferences, concerts, recitals, but also modest dramatic forms. Depending on the type of event, staging, director’s requirements, the designed and realized stage technology lighting system fulfills all of the expected functions. The basic stage lighting equipment set includes modern, high-performance LED source lighting devices, the Area F 200 with a RGBW color mixing system (10 pcs). Additionally, the hall has been fitted with profile reflectors by ETC from the popular Source Four series with a variable focal length from 15° to 30° and 25-50° with shutters, iris and gobo projection feature (altogether 14 sets), 24 pcs of halogen PC lens projectors – the Vario 12 and Vario 24 by Spotlight, 2 followspots Vedette 12 HR by Spotlight and 8 pcs of Figura Zoom 25 profile reflectors. All lighting equipment is being placed onto a stage and audience trussing systems. The realization of multiple lighting effects is performed by means of the installed – on the stage and the audience – moving heads luminaires by the Italian manufacturer DTS, including: 4 pcs of MAX L, 4 pcs of MAX and 6 pcs of NICK NRG 1201 with patented FPR system, allowing limitless Pan movement.
The conference hall has been fitted with a lighting control console, the MQ 300 by ChamSys, allowing control of the traditional regulated lighting circuits, as well as state-of-the-art effect devices controlled via DMX signal. Apart from console, the operator is equipped in a PPO, an additional touch button desktop, for controlling the working and non-regulated lighting circuits.
The Cinema hall is essentially for cinematic purposes only, but the space does not exclude organizing studio projections connected with discussions, meetings and public lectures. For such situations, the room provides a humble front of the screen and stage lighting system, including: 12 pcs of Vario 12 with PC optics by Spotlight, two followspots Vedette 12 HR by Spotlight, and two profile reflectors Source Four with 15-30° Zoom optics by ETC. The stage technology lighting devices were installed onto trussing system placed on the side walls of the stage and audience, as well as on the ground level of the hall – on dedicated stands.
The light control of the Cinema Hall is being performed via Philips Strand Lighting series 200 Plus 24/48 console, allowing control of regulated circuits of traditional lighting devices, as well as DMX controlled effect equipment. The Conference Hall has been fitted with 72 regulated and 30 non-regulated circuits of the stage technology lighting, which allowed the connection of the halogen based equipment, as well as other, including: modern intelligent, effect apparatuses with LED light source, or HMI. For the needs of stage technology lighting of the Cinema hall, 20 regulated circuits had been developed – the bandstand and audience, and 8 non-regulated circuits of the stage technology lighting. The stage of the Conference Hall is fitted with three digital dimmers PLS PEGASUS WM 24 x 2,3, 2,5 kVA. The Cinema Hall uses one dimmer of this same type.
In the Conference Hall, the DMX signal is being transferred by means of wireless transmission system Show Baby by City Theatrical, consisting of one transmitter and four receivers. In case of the Cinema Hall, the DMX signal is being splitted in the control room via three DTS CH6 Splitters.
The stage fittings of the Second World War Museum has been based on state-of-the-art solutions of the most renowned manufacturers. The design developed by Mr. Tomasz Zaborowski included all foreseen functions of all Halls in means of stage technology lighting.