Red Bull Hangar-7 opening

The Salzburg Festival and Red Bull present a spectacular evening of culture

On 22 February 2003 Red Bull opened its amazing Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport. checkpointmedia was responsible for the planning and installation of the entire audio-visual equipment, the multimedia attractions and the website." A hangar to send you architecturally and aesthetically ambitious building of glass and steel" (Der Standard). Hangar-7 is more than just a new home for the aircraft of the Flying Bulls fleet: it is also an amazing venue for events, gastronomy and culture. For the opening on 22 August, the Salzburg Festival and Red Bull hosted a recital of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Helicopter String Quartet" and Hubert Lepka's "Taurus Rubens", a flying performance in which people and aircraft presented a playful interpretation of Greek myths. In addition, the artist Jos Pirkner from East Tyrol unveiled large-scale sculptures, and an exhibition of images of vintage aircraft entitled "100 Years of the Wright Brothers" was shown. What makes Hangar-7 so unusual is not just its architecture but also its multimedia equipment, which was conceived and constructed by checkpointmedia. Besides an interactive bar, chat facilities, sound installations and light projections almost every possibility for using multimedia has been exploited.