Evolution was partnered with to provide turnkey solution for the design, supply, installation, and operation of the scenic elements that portrayed 100 UAE building. Buildings needed to be executed as a telescopic stage element that retracted into the floor of the stage, with individually controllable lights and allowed for the safe performance of a cast of live performers. Surrounded by mountains the structures needed to be able to resist high winds, rains, and humidity.
The mechanism for the buildings was a combination of telescopic tower machines and heavy-duty industrial tracks. The relative scale of the buildings required variations in the lifting mechanism design with customization for buildings of a single layer, up to others that required 4 layers of lifting.
The telescopic building structures were all lightboxes in which the placement of LED’s was designed to maximize the 3D effect of for an audience at considerable distance from the stage. Intensive electrical work was behind each lightbox; all 100 buildings were patched into a single circuit to allow different shades and timings, and controlled from the main command center situated 30 meters away on top of the dam.