Established in 2005, Pui Kiu College in Shatin, Hong Kong, is a “through-train” school that embraces an international perspective and Chinese culture. It allows students to explore a wide range of cultures and to experience a vast variety of learning opportunities. The campus is well equipped which facilitates an all-rounded language learning environment and enables the development of artistic and sporting abilities.

This summer, the College established a new indoor sports centre for assemblies, cultural activities, performances, and basketball games.

As the auditorium is also an indoor basketball court, the lighting equipment had to be installed on a ten-meter-high ceiling to avoid interfering with the deployment and retraction of the basketball hoop. In addition, the auditorium is equipped with a large LED screen at the end of the stage, therefore, lighting equipment must be versatile, compact, and powerful.

The stage lighting system needed to be colourful, flexible, with sufficient illumination to meet the various effect requirements of different activities. Start Up Audio Ltd, the AV system integrator, specified their requirements to MPHK Group Ltd, the Martin Lighting distributor in Hong Kong. The system is designed with 8 units of Martin ERA600 Performance, 16 units of Martin Mac Aura XB and 16 units of Martin RUSH Par 2 Zoom. In addition to providing system design, lighting effect simulation renderings, lighting programming and operation training, Start Up and MPHK also participated in several on-site construction coordination meetings to ensure that the installation work of lighting equipment aligns with the construction.

“We are confident in Martin lighting due to the high recognition of the brand, assured quality products and helpful technical support from MPHK. The project is going to set a new standard for AV and lighting of school multi-functional auditoriums in Hong Kong”, said Will Lung, the Project Manager of Start Up.

“We are very pleased with the lighting effects in the new multifunctional auditorium, and believe it will enhance students’ experience in cultural and sports activities. “ said Wu Yuk Chi, Pui Kiu College’s principal.