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Digital Projection completes installation at the Alexis de Tocqueville library
12 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Digital Projections’ two ceiling 3-Chip DLP HIGHlite projectors were installed throughout the sciences and technologies centre in the library
The Alexis de Tocqueville library in Caen, France has opened its doors following an extensive £54.6m ($70.7m USD, €63 m) remodel.

The state-of-the-art library was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, from Dutch architecture firm OMA.

Shaped like a St Andrew’s cross, the building plays host to over a million works of art, organised into four themed areas: Arts, literature, sciences & technologies and human sciences.

The sciences & technologies area, an impressive glass centre, welcomes visitors with a spectacular semi-cylindrical video fresco. Due to the natural lighting and the unusual size of the projection area (22m by 5m) the fresco presented a number of challenges to integrate.

To overcome these issues Auvisys, a Caen-based company who handled the audio-visual installations, opted for Digital Projections’ two ceiling 3-Chip DLP HIGHlite projectors. The projector was selected for its high resolution image quality, brightness and low maintenance upkeep.

Chris Axford, Digital Projection’s international sales & marketing director, says: “We were delighted that Auvisys selected our projectors for use in this flagship installation. They did a superb job of integrating all the AV with the static museum pieces and together they provide a truly world class attraction.”
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Virgin launches boxing fitness class Punch
20 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Virgin Active has launched Punch - a boxing workout that consists of 12 rounds, focusing on speed, core and power.
Diversity is the key to retention: Traditional operators turn fitness on its head with MoveGB
19 Jul 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
New research shows there is a simple trick to extending health club membership life by four times.
Elevate wins trade show award
17 Jul 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
Health and fitness trade show Elevate has beaten a number of organisations to pick up a gong at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards 2017.
Spa Business Education teams up with Joanneum university for spa MBA course
17 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Spa Business Education (SBE), part of spa consultancy Raison d'Etre, has secured an educational partnership with the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Austria.
Studio RHE merge restaurant with co-working space at London's placemaking Palatino
14 Jul 2017 . BY Kim Megson
British architecture practice Studio RHE have merged an Italian restaurant and a modern co- working space under one roof in London’s Clerkenwell.
Susan Jessop announces AMRA for Men
14 Jul 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
British luxury skincare brand AMRA has launched a line of men’s skincare products for professional and at home use.
A touch of urban cool with a steel Core
14 Jul 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Core by Premier Software (Core) is the leading single and multi-site software solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industry.
Hammer Strength HD Athletic Perimeter delivers compact solution for Olympic training
14 Jul 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing, has extended its HD Athletic line with the introduction of Hammer Strength HD Athletic Perimeter Racks.
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