Architectural Projection Mapping | Grand Opening – Abstract Part
NOTA BENE Visual – Pera Palace Hotel, Grand Opening / Istanbul
October the 29th, 2010
Client: Pera Palace Hotel
Pera Palace Hotel celebrates its opening night and 87th republic day of Turkey within an architectural
video projection mapping show. The project’s concept is based on two parts, abstract and historical,
and all of the visuals are prepared by NOTA BENE Visual. Through the show, spectators can come
across surprisingly to be captivated from colorful gleaming light beams, illusions and abstract effects.
Istanbul resident and Levantine architect Alexander Vallaury designed the hotel in neo-classical,
art nouveau and oriental styles, giving Pera Palace its timeless, refined look.
Pera Palace Hotel, was home to many firsts. Apart from the Ottoman Palaces, it was the first building to have electricity as well as the first electric elevator. British writer Daniel Farson described the elevator in these words: “It is the most beautiful elevator in the world made of cast iron and wood… It ascends like a lady who curtsies. Tourists can not take their eyes off this utterly pretty and aristocrat elevator.” Bathrooms that provided the only running hot water in the city were also privileges exclusive to Pera Palace Hotel guests. Tall spacious rooms lit by magnificent chandeliers were host to many unforgettable tea and dance parties.
Pera Palace Hotel, a significant prominent symbol of Istanbul’s urban culture for over a hundred years, was also witness to many historical events such as World War I, the Occupation of Istanbul, the Turkish War of Independence, the founding of the Turkish Republic and World War II.
Project Management: Burak Gölge
Art Director: Ayşegül Kantarcı
A/V Performer: Tevfik R. Gözlükçü
VFX Creative Director: Murat Can Oğuz
Music&Sound Design: Studio Takt
Thanks to: Nurzat Gölge, Servet Ulaş, Ayşegül Kantarcı, Sümer Ezgü, Sera Dink, Duygu Tozduman, Bahar Balta, Burak Bulut, Gölge Fotoğrafçılık, Visio-Vox