MAKKAH MUSEUM THEATER MAKKAH · SAUDI ARABIA
MAKKAH MUSEUM THEATER · MAKKAH · SAUDI-ARABIA
Role: Architect, Supply and Install
Client: Saudi Binladin Group
Building Area: 1.000 sqm
Status: Opened in 2019
In order to reduce waiting time for visitors before museum tours, an introductory film is shown at the Pre-Show Cinema of the Astronomy Exhibition. The cinema space makes a striking visual impact through its elliptical shape. The interior’s wooden panels serve the improvement of the acoustics.
Lighting is provided by LED reflectors embedded in the floor and walls. After visitors leave the cinema, the seats fold into a compact size of 15 cm. A total of 72 seats in seven rows is available. In the entrance and exit areas, two spaces for wheelchairs guarantee a barrier-free operation. The curved cinema screen is 6 meters in length and 3.5 meters in height. The cinema is equipped with a 2K projection and an audio surround system. A sound track synchronized to the film may be played in any chosen language over the Audio Guide device.