"Competent consulting, great concept, impressively complemented."

- Frank Kowalski, Managing Director Berlin Leichtathletik-EM 2018 GmbH

Track & Field Championship Berlin

Between 7–12 of August 2018 we install and oversee a LED video systems with a total area of 550 m² (10 mm pixel pitch) and two screen boxes with a 26 m² LED area in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. At the Breitscheidplatz we also deployed the new UPAD III H5 LED modules in different sizes – 50 m², 40 m² and 16.5 m². 

Taking on challenges and finding solutions

Before the beginning of the European Championships, the organisers expressed the desire to set the tone with an large-scale 32:9 format. At the last World Track & Field Championships, a highlight was the Marathon Gate, which was covered by a 250 m² video wall. This time, the decision was made to leave the gate open for visual and architectural reasons. After detailed examination, the installation could only take place in the spectator area. Since the load of a video wall of up to 300 m² was simply too great considering static forces, Screen Visions tested the possibility of a suspended version from the stadium roof. After consultation with roofing and test statisticians and the testing of wind force influence on the video system, the specialists were given clearance for the suspended installation of two 275 m² 32:9 video walls. 

A visual highlight: the LED Presentation Gate

Screen Visions installed a unique LED installation at the only access point to the interior of the stadium – the Marathon Gate. Here, the LED experts set up an LED presentation gate. It consisted of a 4.9 mm outdoor LED video wall in the form of a goal frame and a 16:9 backdrop video wall behind it, which could be opened up on demand with the help of motors. This was required, on the one hand, to ensure access for rescue workers at any time and, on the other, to facilitate the entry and exit of technical equipment, such as hurdles. 

A European Mile brings a stadium feeling to downtown Berlin

In addition to the sports venue in the stadium, the European Mile at Breitscheidplatz was another event location in the center of Berlin. The organisers built a small public stadium for the city center and were able to bring the European Track & Field Championships closer to the citizens of Berlin. Here, Screen Visions used another three UPAD III H5 video walls with a 5.9 mm pixel pitch, which were used as a stage back wall and public screening from the Berlin Stadium and from the European Games in Glasgow, or showing the stage events with music or interviews to thousands of visitors. 


Photography by Pierre Johne

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