SKY Kingdom

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Project:
SKY Kingdom

Location:
Seoul Dragon City, South Korea

Manufacturers:
Funktion-One, Martin by HARMAN, US, Biamp, Crestron, MA Lighting, Sennheiser

Installer:
Funktion-One

Project Submitted By:
Funktion-One

CONCEPT

Dubbed the Skywalk, the dancefloor provides dizzying views straight down to the first floor of Seoul Dragon City. Above it, 39 large OLED panels combine to create an arched 27-metres by 3.4-metres ceiling with a maximum output resolution of up to 16K. Total integral control systems from Biamp and Crestron are also used. Here, as is the case across Sky Kingdom, Funktion-One delivers the audio. In keeping with the majestic glamour of the room, all loudspeakers were supplied in white – making them the only one’s of their kind currently found in Korea. The room’s two main loudspeaker towers sit at one end of the Skywalk, either side of a small stage area. Each features a Funktion-One EVO6 and three F121. The subwoofer has been fitted with a cardioid pattern setup to minimise the risk of noise complaints from guests staying in the hotel rooms located behind the stage. The installation of additional sound and vibration proofing also helps to avoid disruption to those in neighbouring rooms. In addition to the main loudspeaker towers, an array of satellite loudspeakers consisting of 12 Funktion-One F1201 and eight Funktion-One MB210LP have been evenly distributed throughout the hall for optimal sound pressure. Designed for versatility, the in-and-out infrastructure is large enough to accommodate the wide variety of performers that take to stage on different nights. Four Funktion-One PSM12s are used as stage monitors, with two wireless Sennheiser 3000 microphones capturing the audio action. Extra power supply and related infrastructure are in place to accommodate any external sound, light and video teams. Martin by HARMAN fixtures were used for Sky Kingdom’s lighting setup, including six compact Rush MH5 Profiles, 24 Rush MH6 Washs, four Mac Quantum Profiles and five Mac Aura XB moving heads. For the control, an MA Lighting dot2 consoles is used.

Funktion-One delivered the audio. In keeping with the majestic glamour of the room, all loudspeakers were supplied in white – making them the only one’s of their kind currently found in Korea. The room’s two main loudspeaker towers sit at one end of the Skywalk, either side of a small stage area. Each features a Funktion-One EVO6 and three F121. The subwoofer has been fitted with a cardioid pattern setup to minimise the risk of noise complaints from guests staying in the hotel rooms located behind the stage. The installation of additional sound and vibration proofing also helps to avoid disruption to those in neighbouring rooms. Designed for versatility, the in-and-out infrastructure is large enough to accommodate the wide variety of performers that take to stage on different nights. Four Funktion-One PSM12s are used as stage monitors, with two wireless Sennheiser 3000 microphones capturing the audio action. Extra power supply and related infrastructure are in place to accommodate any external sound, light and video teams.

Even though it was challenging, we were able to find balance between the needs of Sky Kingdom’s operation team, external sound, lighting and video teams, the overall financial budget and the interior design team. While it may not be as visual as the main audio systems, we devoted a lot of effort to provide a solid operating environment from a number of perspectives, by optimising maintenance systems and installing additional power and I/O infrastructure.