Deep Space 8K Mexico

Immersive projection room for large groups in Sinaloa Science Center

The Sinaloa Science Center in Culiacan is one of the most important centres for science and technology education in northern Mexico. After 25 years of operation, the building has now been renovated, redesigned and the exhibition concept completely revised.

With the vision of creating an immersive environment for contemporary knowledge transfer in various dimensions of emotional, sensory and physical learning, “Deep Space 8K” was to be integrated as one of the main attractions in the new science centre.

Ars Electronica Solutions was commissioned to create an immersive and interactive presentation space with wall and floor projections. As with previous Deep Space projects, Garamantis was involved in the project from the very beginning.

Alternating content for the Science Centre’s Deep Space projection room

Content includes interactive particle clouds, gigapixel images and artistic 3D worlds. Deep Space went live for testing in December 2019 after five project phases (workshop, consulting report, planning, implementation and rollout, and staff training). The grand public opening followed in January 2020.

Photos: Ars Electronica Solutions / Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa

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Project facts

  • Client: Ars Electronica Solutions
  • Context: Reopening Sinaloa Science Center
  • Implementation time: 12 weeks
  • Finishing date: January 2020
  • projection area (wall and floor): 13 m wide and 8 m high each
  • projectors: 8K resolution for wall and floor projection (eight 4K high performance projectors, 120 Hz active stereo speakers, > 50 billion pixels overall resolution)
  • active stereo speaker system with shutter glasses for visitors
  • laser tracking system for interactive content and gaming
Deep Space 8K Mexico
Projection surfaces (wall and floor) each 13m wide and 8m high
Immersive projection room for large groups at the Science Center Sinaloa
immersive and interactive presentation room with wall and floor projection
Virtual projection room with person detection
interactive particle clouds, gigapixel images and artistic 3D worlds
Eight 4K high-performance projectors, active stereo at 120Hz, total resolution of over 50 million pixels.
Michael Mondria

Integrating a Deep Space 8K into the newly refurbished Sinaloa Science Center in Cualicán as its highlight and centerpiece has been quite a challenge, on various levels. Under these difficult circumstances, Garamantis not only proved themselves one of our most reliable partner businesses but, with their outstanding commitment, flexibility, and professional expertise, were a cornerstone of the project’s success.

Michael Mondria, Senior Director Ars Electronica Solutions