UAE: Oasis PPD has recently completed a turnkey project for the audio, visual and lighting systems at the new theatre for Al Qasimia University in Sharjah. The prestigious location of the project meant that only high-end equipment would be suitable for the installation.
The solution for the university’s theatre was designed by Sharjah-based consultancy, Architectural Academic Office Arch Ali M Khalifa. The design called for an integrated system with a Crestron processor controlling the audio, video and lighting systems. The audio system called on Outline speakers for the main arrays and side fills with a Roland mixer and a DIS interpretation system. On the visual side, projection is from Christie with a DaLite screen and Data Video cameras capture all the events in the theatre. The lighting system includes stage lights and dimmers from ETC.
In addition to the A/V solution, Oasis PPD was also responsible for the seats, curtain system and the acoustic panels for the whole theatre. It also provided the Triax cables from the theatre to provide a broadcast feed for OB vans.
The turnkey project took five months to complete with only minimal changes from the original design required. The client is reportedly satisfied with the end result due to Oasis PPD meeting all of its requirements.