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Niki May Young
Thursday 24 Jul 2008

Dramatic cinema opens in Warsaw

Multikino Złote Tarasy, or Golden Terraces, is a cinema unlike any other in Warsaw. Owned by the Multikino company (ITI Group) – one of the major Polish multiplex operators, Multikino, is located in the Złote Tarasy commercial centre. The premiere cinema has an auditorium seating 777 and the largest screen in Poland. It is a unique place, both in terms of the design and technical solutions. All halls are equipped with state-of-the-art projection equipment and the “Martin Audio” sound system, made by one of the world’s leading sound system manufacturers. The premiere hall is equipped with “Christie”, a world-class digital projector which ensures perfect image quality.

Multikino invited Robert Majkut, one of the leading Polish designers to co-operate on the interior design. The design encompasses both a detailed interior design and an entire visual identification design for the complex, including the design of a special logo, cinema guides, popcorn boxes and other graphical elements.

The facility was designed as a combination of two styles: modern forms and shapes with a decorative and slightly archaising ornamentation. It alludes to the patterned Renaissance and Baroque fabrics, old-school wallpapers, tattoo aesthetics and tendencies seen in modern, avant-garde publishing design.

The multi-storey interior adds functionality to the development facilitating a unique premiere hall, seven other auditoria, a VIP zone and a music club. The spaciousness of the venue is highlighted by a stunning Warsaw panorama seen through an enormous, three-storey window. The purple, black and red colour scheme used in this space, which is characteristic of the entire development, combined with individually designed LED lighting elements, create an unusual impression.

Majkut said: "My inspiration is interactive architecture, the interpenetration of the outer and inner worlds, the interaction between the environment and the user, changes driven by light, colour vibrations and balancing on the edge of the unknown. All of that is incorporated in this extraordinary design. I would like the magic of the cinema to revive.”

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