From providing education opportunities and scholarships to job placement and international travel opportunities, the foundation has greatly impacted the lives of students across the country. To further educate the public and honor Jackie Robinson’s memory, the non-profit sought to create a museum, the Jackie Robinson Museum, in the lower Manhattan SoHo area of New York City. Located on the 1st floor of 75 Varick Street, the museum is not only home to Robinson’s artifacts and writings, but a place to host dynamic educational programs and serve as a venue for dialogue for critical societal issues.
The Jackie Robinson Museum needed a digital wall to deliver the historical media for the Game Day exhibit. With Gensler’s design team they conceived of a faceted triptych of Unilumin USlimII panels that sat behind and wrapped around the Ebbets Field model. When the original estimate for mount and panel depth failed to take into account the added complexity and materials needed to join three displays at seamless angles, the wall overhung the soffit by 2″ on either side. Ideum worked closely with Peerless-AV®, starting in March 2022, to deliver a design that met the client’s vision while being mechanically robust. Peerless-AV manufactured the custom-engineered direct view LED (dvLED) mounting solution for Unilumin displays that would provide the stability required for this installation, and in a short timeframe.
Ideum collaborated closely with Peerless-AV to make the three dvLED panels work successfully. Rather than opting for a curved solution, Peerless-AV designed and manufactured a SEAMLESS Bespoke dvLED Video Wall Mounting System to fit within the three-faceted walls; each panel joining at the center then fanning out at a 152° angle at the sides. What made this challenging was achieving a perfect corner in alignment with the wall structure and, therefore, spacing of the video wall was critical. To address this, Peerless-AV designed custom wall adaptors to fill in the void.
The finished video wall measures 7ft H x 30ft W, with 152-degree concave facets, to create a captivating visual experience for visitors of the museum and those walking by the museum’s glass facade.
The displays used are Unilumin UslimII 1.5625 pitch, (500x1000mm), with 272 modules and a 17×2 configuration. The dvLED weight is 850lb, while the mount is 1,150lb, making the video wall solution weigh 2,000lb in total. The resolution of the display is 5,440 x 1,280 with 6,963,200 pixels.
The installation began on July 4th with a three-week window to complete before the ribbon cutting ceremony on July 26th.
Through the partnership between Ideum and Peerless-AV, the Jackie Robinson Museum provides attendees with a look into the life and history of Jackie Robinson, and offers a space for people to come together to appreciate each other’s humanity and diverse experiences. As the first civil rights museum in New York City, those who visit can learn of Jackie Robinson’s
work in challenging the system of segregation that permeated American society during the 20th century. The video wall installation, a central media delivery tool for the museum, provides an immersive way for attendees to view snippets of Jackie’s career achievements.
- Concave Video Wall: 152°
- Peerless-AV® SEAMLESS Bespoke Mounting System
- Unilumin UslimII dvLED Panels
- 272 Modules (17 x 2) | 6,963,200 Pixels
- 6.6 Feet High x 27.9 Feet Wide
- Total Video Wall Weight: 2,000lbs
- Peerless-AV – dvLED Video Wall Integration Program & mounting solutions
- Ideum – Our approach is to create exhibits that evoke wonder, awe, and surprise
- Gensler – Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas.
- Unilumin – is a leading manufacturer of LED display products. Unilumin has 5,000+ employees worldwide, with a 290,000+ sq. m. production base equipped with advanced automatic assembly lines.
- Full case study in PDF format – Case Study_ The Jackie Robinson Museum-compressed
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