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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE AV AWARDS 2018** Creating the largest ceiling mounted LED screen in Europe
To glorify the medieval passageway running through the centre of the site at ground level; by creating an oculus looking skywards, a vertical plane running through the building should connect the central soffit below with the rooftop garden and skyscape above.
To deliver an impressive large-scale audiovisual installation that would transform the public highway into an experiential artistic encounter for visitors travelling through the passage between Fenchurch Street and Fenchurch Avenue.Next: The Technology
The LED screen comprises of 540 panels spanning 180m² (13.8m x 12.9m) suspended face down from a height of 9.5m. Due to the height of the LED screen, all panels are fully front serviceable to allow easy access for maintenance requirements. Absen’s 5mm LED solution from their award winning N series range, with reliable and robust mechanical design has undergone rigorous testing to meet European standards. The panels are 40% thinner and 30% lighter than other standard LED products on the market thereby reducing mount frame complexity and total weight.
Live content feeds from two Axis 4K resolution outdoor grade cameras mounted on the roof of the building. Both have in dome housings, PTZ capabilities and are IP66 rated for increased field of view. Controlled by software, preset positions can be saved to enable a variety of views. The artistic concept for the media dictates a verticality of perspective, therefore one camera points skywards at the wisteria canopy, and the other downwards to the garden below.
Feeds from the cameras and media player route to the LED display via an upstream Crestron DigitalMedia matrix. A tvONE CORIOmaster video wall processor configures the output resolution and aspect ratio required for the LED display, scaling the content to ensure impeccable quality. This videowall processor is one of the most flexible and capable products on the market. In a 1RU chassis, it is exceptionally compact yet supports multiple windows that can be resized, added, removed and rotated dynamically on the wall. It is one of the few processors on the market with the ability to accommodate the custom resolution of the LED screen.
Due to its exposure to the elements, Jacarta Interceptor Pro monitors temperature and humidity levels via sensors installed above and below the LED screen. Early warning notifications are configured and the screen can be switched on or off as required should fluctuations in temperature or humidity occur.