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UNESCO heritage site Bahrain Fort to feature carbon-neutral AV show

A carbon-neutral audio-visual (AV) show opened in Bahrain on 11 January, 2018, Construction Week Online reported.

Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities has worked with Acciona Producciones y Diseño (APD) to produce the show that is being projected every night at Bahrain Fort, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.

Qal’at Al-Bahrain Audiovisual Experience displays the fort’s 4,000-year history, attracting 27,000 people each year.

APD uses 3D projection systems, as well as 30,000-lumen laser projectors for the show.

To ensure the Qal’at Al-Bahrain’s carbon neutrality, all carbon dioxide emissions linked to the show are offset through a clean energy project. As a result, the show’s final emissions’ balance will be zero.

Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities aims to promote and energise the kingdom’s tourism sector through the programme.

Qal’at Al-Bahrain forms part of APD’s cultural engineering services, which have been delivered for the Abu Simbel temple in Egypt since 1999.

APD’s project portfolio also includes emblematic museum projects such as the Habitat Museums in Kuwait, as well as National Museum of Oman, which is the company’s largest project in the Gulf.

Several phases of the Shindagha Museum project in Dubai are also being implemented by APD at present.

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