Frankfurt Airport’s Pier B has just gained a unique attraction: an eye-catching huge LED video wall – 21 meters wide by 1.6 meters high.
Apart from its size, it is a global first in terms of technical sophistication: the convex wall describes a 180° arc or half-circle. Depending on their perspective and viewing angle, passengers can thus experience the constantly playing video clips quite differently.
So far a total of seven of them have been produced, portraying the action at the airport and a series of spectacular destinations that can be reached from Frankfurt.
The new facility is called the “Entertainment Gate”.
The installation provides fascinating glimpses, in the form of moving pictures, behind the scenes of this international aviation hub. One film, for example, shows the journey of a suitcase from the check-in counter through the maze of underground tunnels and baggage conveyors to the airport apron and from there into a plane’s belly hold. The other visual highlights include vivid larger-than-life sequences that bring alive the bustle of vibrant mega cities like New York and Tokyo across the entire screen.
Thomas Kirner, who heads Fraport AG’s Service Quality department:
“The video wall innovatively enriches our broad entertainment and information offering for passengers. The spectacular installation creates a genuine ‘wow effect’ and turns the time that travelers spend waiting in the gate area into an experience to write home about.”
The Entertainment Gate is in Pier B between Gates B44 and B48.
N.B. Image credit: fraport.com