Recognized for providing unforgettable experiences at its venues across the world, global hospitality leader Hakkasan Group has yet again raised the bar with the technology-driven and artistic transformation of its flagship Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This May, the five-level mega club will unveil the Hakkasan Grid, a multimillion-dollar, custom-built kinetic light installation that will set the benchmark for luxury nightlife throughout the world and break down silos between entertainment, art and technology.
Set to be unveiled during the week of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas (EDC), the Hakkasan Grid is an awe-inspiring pièce de résistance that will enhance the venue’s design and transform the show experience for audiences like never before. An architectural feat, the Hakkasan Grid is the largest permanent kinetic light installation in the United States, made of 57, 4-foot seamless and sculptural triangles that combine to form a 30-foot showpiece. Connected via 169 high-precision winches, the centerpiece can transform with the nightclub’s musical landscape into infinite shapes and colors above the dance floor.
Each triangle was custom-designed and 3D-printed with premium materials from the brand Kinectic Lights located in Berlin, Germany and features pixel-mapping and color-mixing technologies, making the grid the only structure of its kind that allows fully-customized images and patterns to flow seamlessly across all of the triangles both individually and collectively.
Controlled by a proprietary and custom software solution, the Hakkasan Grid can reshape and recolor itself in synchronization with live music, elevating and enhancing the energy within the nightclub. The Hakkasan Grid is made from the latest 3D-printing technology in order to meet the unprecedented architectural demands of this elaborate and high-powered structure. The Hakkasan Grid will be fully incorporated into the venue’s star-studded 2019 Vegas residency performances, which feature top names in music, such as Tiësto, Zedd, Steve Aoki and more.
“The nightlife industry requires constant evolution and excellence, and we pride ourselves on consistently rising to this challenge and providing our guests with unforgettable, transformative experiences,” said James Algate, Executive Vice President of Entertainment at Hakkasan Group. “We’re thrilled to yet again push the boundaries of nightlife with the new Hakkasan Grid. We’re confident that guests will be blown away by this futuristic, multisensory experience we’ve created.”
Hakkasan Group tapped WHITEvoid, an award-winning design firm based in Berlin, Germany to bring this project to life featuring custom-made products by their in-house brand, Kinetic Lights. Well-known for their light art and kinetic audiovisual sculptures, WHITEvoid has showcased its works at countless prestigious events and venues around the world, including Milan Design Week, MUTEK, The Festival of Lights, CTM Festival, The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Centre Pompidou in Paris and more.
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, the Hakkasan Grid can transform into limitless shapes and colors
The Hakkasan Grid evidences yet another way Hakkasan Group has incorporated state-of-the-art technology and dramatic design elements to push the boundaries of the nightlife industry. In 2015, the company unveiled a kinetic chandelier in OMNIA Nightclub that raised the bar for nightclub design.