LTM Supply programmable hoist and control package to Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik.
Tuesday October 30, 2012
Iceland – IThe Harpa concert hall, Reykjavik, is considered to be one of the greatest concert halls of the new millennium. With a breathtakingly beautiful facade designed by renowned artist Olafur Eliasson and the Architecture firms of Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriið Architects.
As well as being a Design feat, Harpa is a state of the art venue too: playing host to modern singers and performers as well classical unamplified orchestral performances. This setup poses a design challenge when it comes to ensuring sound quality and flexibility within the building. This problem was, in part, neatly solved with the inclusion of a bespoke LTM LoadGuard® hoist and Guardian™ control package.
LTM were approached by their long term partner for the region, Exton in early 2011. A practical and robust solution was worked out to meet the needs of the multi-use venue, with delivery and installation by Exton taking place over spring and summer of 2011.
LTM Twelve LoadGuard® Chain Hoists (eight 1t and ten 1/2t) fitted with LTM’s own Guardian™ dual phase encoders and a separate load cell, feedback to an LTM programmable hoist control & load monitoring system. The system, consisting of three Guardian™ PRO 8-channel controllers and a 24-channel IBEX programmable hoist controller, affords complete control of the venue lighting, which is supported on custom Prolyte truss, which can be moved in and out of position whenever required. The LoadGuard® hoists themselves are concealed on an upper floor above the auditorium, supported on gantries with the load chain passing through a hole in the floor. This discreet system allows for maximum flexibility whilst ensuring that the rigging is never on show.
In addition, LTM also supplied a loose rigging gear package, including manual hoists, roundslings and shackles.
Exton, who won all four integration tenders supplied and installed over 300km of sound, light and AV cabling into the building, configuring over 400 IP addresses and installation 30 high end computers to manage over 3000 control points.