Client: Obscura Digital
Date: February 2015
Project Type: Structural Design
Jeremy Thom Role: Production Designer
Obscura created a 360º immersive video experience inside a geodesic sphere for the Dubai 360 website which projected a video, shot over, under and around the city and it's environs, across the entire interior projection surface.
However to witness this video experience the audience needed to walk across a bridge running through the middle of the sphere. This could not touch the structure of the sphere otherwise the vibrations caused by 50 people at a time walking across it would oscillate the projectors which were also rigged from the geodesic structure.
I designed a bridge system to resolve this which was supported on stair landings at each side, and which free-spanned across the void of the sphere.
The structure was built by Consultanzee, and test erected in an aircraft hangar in California before being shipped to Dubai to be constructed in the central court of a shopping mall in the city. Obscura's Sphere is the world’s largest interactive city tour in the world’s biggest mall—and the first of its kind in the Middle East.
(Video credit & photos from Dubai: Obscura)