Zero Gravity has unveiled its 2,000sq/m expansion, including a 39m glass-fronted infinity swimming pool, 800sq/ft multi-use stage and one of the world’s first permanent installations of the L-Acoustics K2, X Series and ARCS Wide entertainment systems.
The system is complemented by Clay Paky lighting, Kvant lasers, Universal Effects and more than 100 sound boxes. The new phase – which comprises of 50 sun loungers, 30 x 3m diameter day beds, changing facilities, bar and stage – represents a new installment in the evolution of the beachside venue.
The 39m infinity pool is highlighted by a 22m curved acrylic panel, created by Dutch company, Underwater Windows. “The window is made from full cast acrylic. It is UV resistant; stronger and clearer than glass, and shaped in a symbolic Zero Gravity curve,” says Underwater Windows CEO, Jan Hermsen. “It is breathtaking when you stand on the beach, as the pool and sea seem to become one. By night, the pool lights up and creates a completely different, magical feel.”
For audio/visuals, Delta Solutions and L-Acoustics have installed a set-up that quite literally jumps off the map. Gareth Armstrong, contracts manager at Delta Solutions, explains: “Zero Gravity is the only venue in the extended region to include three of the L-Acoustics systems – the K2 line-array, the Arcs Wide Constant Curvature and the X Series. We have installed concert sound which, at the touch of a button, can be transformed into outdoor cinema sound. There is no other solution anywhere near this region that provides this. The Zero Gravity audio/visual experience is now unrivalled.”
Peter Owen, regional sales manager at L-Acoustics adds: “The installation at Zero Gravity is an important one in the region. There are very few clubs in the world that are big enough, both in size and conception, to be able to justify the K2 line array, which is generally used in the world’s most prestigious arenas, tours and music festivals. Zero Gravity allowed us to use the very best of our technologies, which means we have been able to create a system that is as powerful and sophisticated as the venue itself.”