Venue: SOHO Club
Location: New Delhi, India
Manufacturers: Ashowled, China / Charming, China / Hi-Lite, China / MADRIX, Germany
Installers: Chintan Patel - Lighting & Sound Consultants, India
Architects: Lovepreet Singh, India
Lighting / Visual Designers: Chintan Patel - Lighting & Sound Consultants, India
SOHO Club is the new hotspot in New Delhi's nightlife. The goal was to bring different facets of the clubbing experience together and to blend them to create a great experience. India's nightlife is thriving and SOHO wants to facilitate this while creating its own style.
The venue is a huge space. This created all kinds of opportunities for lighting designer Chintan Patel to do a lot. The club features a diverse range of equipment and products which gives each and every area of the club a different look. Still, everything blends together to let the entire place appear as one big nightclub.
Different lighting patterns and effects are created with moving heads, beams/spots, LED par cans, roller beams, lasers, and 4-pixel bars in order to keep it interesting throughout the night. CO2 jets, confetti blasts, and special lighting effects complement the main lights.
LED strips on the side walls make these walls come to life and add to the mood of the place. A large, 22-feet LED wall provides a huge stage backdrop and achieves a grand feeling. Static LED lights on the bar create an interesting visual main pillar and provide ambient light. They create a fairly different area in the club where people can see each other and engage in conversation.
The Transformers face was new in India and the owner loved it. We simply had to incorporate the face into the design.
A lot of thought had gone inside the planning stage together with architect Lovepreet Singh as well as lighting designer Henry Schmidt. While we had to take many aspects into consideration, it needed to become a classy place. Eventually, everything worked out as planned. The colorful lighting elements and the classy interiors complement each other brilliantly at this venue.
The moving heads, LED strips, the Transformers face, the pixel balcony wall, and the LED wall are all programmed in a way that each element is the highlight of the club at any given time.
It was a long list of products that had to be sourced and as such procurement and logistics were equally challenging. Since several items did not work as we wanted, we had to troubleshoot and repair equipment on site in order to get everything up and running.
All the compliments we received after people visited the club really made us proud. What is the point in doing it if nobody likes it?