TAPI is an international natural gas pipeline project which aims to export up to 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year through a 1,800-kilometer (approx) pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Calik Holding and Ronesans Holding from Turkey are part of the consortium building this project and with their reference Türkmengaz, the national gas company of Turkmenistan assigned us for its groundbreaking ceremony to which Afghanistan, Pakistan and India presidents as well as Mr Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow was to attend.
After fully understanding Turkmenistan’s presidential protocols we created the architectural layout and worked on the event planning. For this project World’s second biggest custom shaped dome was built in a record level time.
Our dome was a hemi-sphere dome, not an ordinary one so creating the content to cover it was more difficult because of its anamorphic structure. Another challenge was that in Turkmenistan the audience and the high protocol sits face to face so they watch the content from 2 opposite angles. So our content had to be able to tell the same thing and give the same feeling from every angle.
For this 2 hour event we created all the dome projection content; several fillers, backgrounds and 3 special films. One for welding ceremony in which we combined pipes with these 4 countries’ flags focusing on the fellowship of these countries, one main film for the project where we installed these pipes to that geography and presented the project with its benefits and another movie for the groundbreaking ceremony. In this latest one we built the natural gas facility from zero in realistic 3d after the capsule was buried in the ground by the Presidents. In the same spot where the facility were going to built the audience was able to experience it in 360 degree.
Around 140 artists, designers and technologists from 7 different countries worked for the production to be able to create this extraordinary project in such a short time.
As Dreambox, we are proud to bear witness to a historic moment for the world’s greatest pipeline Project.