The night Rome’s famous Colosseum became a giant canvas
To celebrate the “International Year of Light”, Acea and the City of Rome had a great plan in 2015: turn the iconic Colosseum into a massive screen with the art of projection mapping. Production house Unità C1 was contracted to set up the concept and plan and produce the event. System integrator Service 2 Service delivered the technology needed to bring the “Legenda Aurea” (Golden Legend) to life on the impressive walls of the amphitheater.
Excellence meets history on the Colosseum walls A total of 18 high-brightness Barco projectors – 9x HDF-W30 FLEX and 9x HDX-W20 FLEX – produced a mind-boggling 450,000 lumens. “To tackle the challenge of mapping the largest and most famous amphitheater of the world we needed a perfect and reliable solution. So we opted for Barco projectors, checked one by one by our technical department to guarantee the incredible performance that they are capable of. The audience was amazed to see such a high quality image projected on the renowned Colosseum. We can easily say that excellence met history and we would love to use such a great location for more events in the near future,” said Iron Italiani, CEO of Service 2 Service.
History and hi-tech Our projectors performed as Iron Italiani had expected them to. Thousands of visitors admired the magnificent video and light show, which included a surprisingly artistic live dance shown as the cherry on the cake. When hi-tech blends with history, a bit of magic happens …