Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace

ProjectFlipper's Roller Boogie PalaceLocationLondon, United KingdomInstallerCreative Technology Systems IntegrationSubmitted byCreative Technology

For Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace in London, the team complemented its LED screens and projections using just over 200 Lucenti Tubes (LED strips) which were designed as chevrons and were positioned at a height that allowed them to be visible in the skater’s peripheral vision.

This feature added a dynamic element to the performance. The carbon black projection surface of the Showtex roller blinds over the stunning windows gave the option of allowing natural light to flood the venue or have the blinds down to give a more immersive visual experience.

The use of Absen LED screens and Epson projectors in this application was based on their variety, value, and high quality. It was important to select LED products that were available in a wide array of shapes and sizes to accommodate the varying requirements throughout the venue, including bespoke crafted pivoting doors. Hippotizer media servers were used to power the content across the venue, including the LED strips, LED screens, and projectors.

There were large visual elements on both sides of the room. On one side, there were four Absen K3 Plus 4.5m by 3.5m LED screens, and on the opposite side, five Epson EB-PU2220B projectors pointed at custom-designed Showtex roller blinds, allowing for projections to be displayed in a creative and engaging way.

The combination of these technologies resulted in a visually stunning and immersive experience for the audience. The high-quality LED screens and projectors allowed for clear and vivid visuals, while the Hippotizer media servers provided seamless and synchronized video content across all devices.

During the installation, Creative Technology faced several challenges related to the Grade II listed building where the project was taking place. One of the main challenges was the inability to fix anything to the tiled walls due to restrictions imposed by the building’s heritage status. This presented a challenge for the installation of the LED screens.

To overcome this, our team designed custom frames that could hold the four LED screens, making them floor-standing rather than mounted on the tiled walls. This solution allowed the screens to be securely installed without compromising the heritage status of the building.

Another challenge faced was the installation of the projectors. Since the building’s walls could not be used for mounting, the projectors had to be hung from the rigging. This required careful planning and execution to ensure that the projectors were securely installed and positioned correctly.

Additionally, the installation of roller shutters was required to cover the windows during performances. However, attaching the shutters to the walls was not permitted. To address this challenge, the shutters were hung from the building’s metalwork, providing a secure and functional solution without violating the building’s heritage status.

Another area of the project that required extra attention was the building’s wiring. Since the space had been previously wired for video, data, and fibre as a temporary events space, the team needed to integrate the new technology using the existing wiring.

Integrating the new technology with the existing wiring required careful planning and execution to ensure that the new installation did not disrupt the existing wiring infrastructure. The team worked closely with the building’s management to ensure that the integration was successful, and the installation was completed without any issues.

Its innovative and visually stunning installation has transformed what was once a temporary event space into a world-class venue. The use of bespoke and cutting-edge technologies has created a truly immersive and dynamic environment for visitors to experience, as well as a flexible corporate event space that allows live manipulation of the content displayed across the venue.

The project also includes the successful integration of new technology with the existing infrastructure of the building in incredibly tight timescales, demonstrating the team’s ability to overcome the challenges presented by the heritage status of the building. The use of custom-designed frames for the LED screens and hanging the projectors from the rigging, as well as the integration of new technology with the existing wiring infrastructure, showcases the team’s creativity, expertise, and attention to detail.