Martin by HARMAN adds colourful vibrancy to Zouk Singapore

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:37

Zouk Singapore

When Zouk Singapore, Asia’s number one nightclub, moved to its new location, it needed help planning lighting systems that would adhere to local conservation restrictions. Zouk’s owners turned to Martin by HARMAN to help design solutions for the club that not only met the expectations of Zouk, but also abided by the local historic guidelines. Zouk wanted to ensure that their façade and internal lighting would gain the attention of visitors who frequently thronged the popular Clarke Quay area. Zouk’s facade features a range of Martin lighting solutions that include the Exterior Linear 1200 Graze RGBW, Exterior Wash 110 RGBW, Exterior 100 IP68 Narrow, Martin VC Dot 4 RGB and a custom Zouk Gobo. A Martin M-PC controller was used to pre-program the different moods and projection ranging from static colours to animation and low-resolution media solutions to enable the facade to have its own distinct feature.

The entrance to the club features Rush Wizard and Rush DC Aqua fixtures. The Rush Wizard, which can be triggered by music, delivers more than 80 agile light beams, each beam chasing the other while continuously changing colour and gobo patterns. Complementing the effect of the Rush Wizard, the Rush DC Aqua projects brilliant aquatic decoration effects, offering a variety of ranging moods – from chill to warm and from a silent trickle to a surging waterfall. The idea is to get the clubbers right into the mood as they arrive at the entrance.

Martin lighting solutions can also be found at Bar 4 of Zouk, Capital dance floor and the Zouk dance floor. The Zouk dance floor features a massive centrepiece lighting structure, affectionately called the “Mothership”. A custom installation designed and programmed by Barcelona based lighting design firm, LEDSCONTROL, the centrepiece was constructed around the idea of creating a sensational piece that could bring about cosmic immersion of light and dance. The diameter of this centrepiece is over 22 feet x 3 feet (7 meters x 1.20 meters). Meticulously pieced together in Barcelona with lightweight aluminium , the structure can create Infinitive number of patterns across a 360-degree view, resulting in an infinite possibility of lighting combinations. It features 18 units of Martin Professional Atomic 3000 LED fixtures. The structure is surrounded by eight perimeter pieces that are shaped like arrows that are intended to draw the crowd into the centre of the room where the journey into a cosmic exploration of sights and sounds will take place.

Additionally, LEDSCONTROL was also responsible for the lighting design for the other spaces within Zouk and worked with Martin Professional for the facade, Bar 4 and the Capital dance floor. The Martin Professional team delivered the equipment on time and helped with the set-up for Capital and the facade. LEDSCONTROL had a very short lead time to install all the equipment, but with the support of the Zouk team and all other vendors/contractors, they were able to deliver on time without compromising on the quality of the finishes.