STRATUS Festoon System

Vertical Curtain Lift with Minimal Space Requirements!

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Casa da Musica
Porto / Portugal


Description

  • Total of 22 curtains throughout Portugal's House of Music.

  • Pictured above: auditorium curtain of hand-torn and -knotted VOILE CS strips crisscrossed on nylon net.

  • Vertically operated on specially designed STRATUS lifting system.

  • Size: 72 ft wide x 49 ft high (22 m x 15 m).

  • Pictured at far right: various curtain and track systems with decorative, sunscreen and blackout/acoustical components.

 

Architect

  • Rem Koolhaas / OMA


Project Director / Designer

  • Petra Blaisse / InsideOutside

 

Location

  • Porto / Portugal
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Jane’s Carousel
Brooklyn, New York / USA


Description

  • Four translucent white RIPSTOP fabric screens with STRATUS vertical-lift systems,
    each 65.5 ft wide x 26 ft high (20 m x 8 m).
  • For windows of a transparent pavilion containing a historic carousel;
    the STRATUS systems lower the window screens for a nighttime shadow show.

 

Architect / Designer

  • Ateliers Jean Nouvel

 

Project Director

  • Hale Everets

 

AV Controls

  • AV&C

 

Client

  • Carousel Construction / Two Trees Management

 

Location

  • New York / USA
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Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow / Russia

 

Description

  • Specialized, heavy-duty, FENCE curtain machinery for main curtain.
  • System raises and lowers from grid for system maintenance and to easily change rigging between tab and traveler curtain-opening styles.
  • For tab style, curtain lifts to 41 ft (12.50 m) at 5 ft/sec. (1.5 m/s) max. speed; for traveler, it lifts 57 ft (17.5 m) at 10 ft/sec. (3 m/s).
  • Total system weight 3,000 kg (6,614 lb).
  • 12 motorized STRATUS systems with black SATIN CS draperies, each 10 ft wide x 77 ft high (3 m x 23.6 m).

 

Client

  • Bosch Rexroth Group

 

Location

  • Moscow / Russia
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GOP-Variété Theater
Bad Oeynhausen / Germany

 

Description

  • Manufacture and installation of STRATUS festoon system.

  • Main curtain made from stage velvet CLIVIA 600; in red.

  • Contour curtain with 12 individual programmable lift lines.

Client

  • ASM Steuerungstechnik

 

Location

  • Bad Oeynhausen / Germany
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Louis Vuitton Fondation
Paris / France

 

Description

  • Manufacture and installation of Double-layered Roman curtains (Sizes up to 15 m wide x 14 m drop) Roller curtains (Sizes up to 2.80 m Wide x 15 m drop ) from Blackout fabric ECLIPSE for sun shading / blackout of large scale glass facades.
  • Mounted on multiple STRATUS motorised systems.
  • In addition- 8 further motorised Roman curtains installed to enhance the acoustics of the space. Curtains manufactured from double layered WOOLSERGE in custom dyed grey.
  • Dimensions (W x H): 2.50 m × 9 m (6 x), 3.30 m x 11.90 m (x 1), 5 m x 4.30 m (1 x).

 

Client

  • Tambè / Fondation Louis Vuitton

 

Location

  • Paris / France
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Bremen Arena
Bremen / Germany


Description

  • Retracting STRATUS festoon curtain system for subdividing massive arena.
  • Custom-fabricated curtains made from woven-glass textile.

 

Client

  • BgA Veranstaltung & Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen

 

Location

  • Bremen / Germany
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Discovery Cube Science Center
Orange County, CA / USA

 

Description

  • Installation of a complex system that can convert an expo hall into a movie theatre and back again easily and quickly.
  • 19.0 m (62 ft) wide MEGASCREEN TOUR system with a 19.0 x 8.0 m (62 x 27 ft) GAMMALUX® MIRCO projection screen.
  • 21.0 m (69 ft) wide STRATUS vertical curtain lift system for retractable rear black out curtains made from velours. 
  • CHAINBEAM track system is used for a horizontal masking system for the projection screen. A custom hoist system was designed to retract the masking curtains out of the way while the expo hall is in use.
  • Separate TRUMPF 95 track system for additional black out curtains. 
  • Truss system to mount speakers to behind the projection screen that can be hoisted to the ceiling for storage when not in use.

 

Client

  • Discovery Cube Science Center

 

Location

  • Orange County, CA / USA
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Ina Müller
Germany Tour


Description

  • The tour used five STRATUS festoon systems each with a 3.0 x 8.0 m (10 x 26 ft) lifting curtain made from grey 8 point sharkstooth ISOLDE CS.
  • Manufacture of four additional 8.0 x 8.0 m (26 x 26 ft) curtains made from the same sharkstooth scrim.
  • Manufacture of a 16.0 x 8.0 m (52 x 26 ft) cyclorama made from GAMMALUX® front projection screen.

 

Light Design

  • Ollie Olma


Client

  • Tour Service Lichtdesign Detlev Götz KG

 

Location

  • Germany Tour