Fabric Readies Matter Super Club
The folks at Fabric are readying their new super club, Matter, a three floor, 32,737 sq.ft, 2,600 capacity venue at The O2 arena (aka Millennium Dome). Matter is designed to offer an advanced new proposition for both live music and club nights by infusing the latest technology.
The scale and scope of ambition is something that can only be grasped upon entry. The huge stage on the ground floor can be seen on all sides from any of the three floors of the venue, including from the skyscraping Sky Bridge that spans the open space on the top floor. This is the first live venue project for renowned architects Pentagram and they have created a build that is as imaginative in its design as it is architecturally sympathetic to its surroundings. 2,000 people at a time will be able to view artists on stage from pretty much anywhere in the venue’s main area and still feel a sense of intimacy because of the triple height space opened up right through the centre of the main room.
Far below the soaring ceiling sits the interactive dancefloor, built by Djenerate, using cutting edge technology to create a Body Kinetic experience never before felt in any venue the world over. 80 super powerful transducers on steroids sit beneath the dancefloor, reacting to bass frequencies and pumping the sound through every dancer’s body. It’s the next generation beyond the Body Sonic dancefloor developed for Fabric nine years ago, embracing every advancement in sound technology that has since come to play.
Radiating out from the dancefloor is a video projection system — world class VJs Inside-Us-All and software specialists Pixel Addicts have developed a bespoke projection system which will effectively ‘map’ the architecture of the building, reading every flat surface to conjure images in harmony with the angles of the building, creating a totally immersive sculptured visual environment. Included within this development is a unique horizontal projection screen system spanning the space either side of the Sky Bridge, creating a spine to both complete and modulate the space as a whole.
Walls, floors, DJ booths, bars and tables are all concrete, albeit many different shades and finishes. The atmosphere and look of the venue is further enhanced via clever deployment of complementary materials and the latest LCD and lighting technology. For a more relaxing experience away from the dancefloor special guests can enjoy themselves on the third floor, which can even operate as a separate space with its own entrance.
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