Audiotek Honored as Pacha Ibiza Wins Mondo-Dr Award for Best Nightclub 2022 After Full Renovation

Pacha Ibiza team (left to right) Tony Torres, Tibor Martin, Toni Prats

kinetic video platform designed by Audiotek for Pacha Ibiza

kinetic video platform designed by Audiotek for Pacha Ibiza

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Audiotek honored alongside architect Tibor Martin, technical director Toni Prats, audio manager Toni Torres and a distinguished list of manufacturers/suppliers.

Pacha is an iconic clubbing venue, and it was a great honor to be chosen to be their design collaborator as they embarked on a very sensitive and significant reimagining of the club.

—Frank Murray, Audiotek Ltd

DUBLIN, IRELAND, July 27, 2022 / — audiotekas well as a distinguished list of other vendors have been honored as Pasha Ibiza wins Mondo-Dr award for best nightclub 2022 after complete renovation.

Frank Murray comments: “It was a real pleasure to be Pacha’s collaborator on the reimagining of Pacha. Pacha which is such an iconic clubbing venue on the island, and it was a great honor to be chosen to be their design collaborator when they chose to embark on a very sensitive and significant reimagining of the club for the new 2020 era.”

Audiotek was commissioned to design a motorized, dynamic, state-of-the-art rig that could be used as a backdrop, canopy or video light show. Design team leaders Toni Prats and Toni Torres worked closely with Audiotek team Frank Murray, Chris Kmiec and Rob Sherry to bring their vision to life.

“We’ve been very fortunate to work on so many great venues around the world, but working on such an iconic location as Pacha Ibiza was thrilling,” said Frank Murray of Audiotek. “Pachas design team lead Toni Prats had a very clear vision of what was needed and was involved in every step of the design process, working seamlessly with our team. The original concept of Toni became the basis for the underlying themes and engineering triumph that clubbers delight in every night.The result speaks for itself – the rig looks sensational and provides the flexible visual asset they needed to help create an immersive environment for their guests.

The video rig features 37 custom 1.8m wide hexagonal LED shapes held in an aluminum frame surrounded by high power LED strips. The hexagons are mapped like a giant, moving canvas so video content can maximize movement and positioning throughout the night to create a breathtaking visual feast. Impact is created, by moving the black video panels which allows content to pop out from unexpected angles, as well as being able to lower the screen behind the DJ to create on a large canvas at the perfect viewing angle for a more consistent content. Drama is heightened with a matrix-controlled honeycomb contour LED system, using individually controlled pixel-mapping LEDs, offering a different palette of effects. The back wall of the club is also projected using new Panasonic projectors, creating a panoramic backdrop for the entire club. Content curated by Toni Prat and in-house teams ensures an ever-changing stream of images, enhancing the entire nighttime experience.

Bringing the rig to life required the use of additional trusses, which allow the 148 DMX-controlled motors to be mounted with extreme precision at high speeds and in almost any direction. This movement, controlled with extreme precision by the Pachas in-house technical team, makes it possible to modify the movement and the content in a jiffy. Movable panels deliver the WOW and create a befitting centerpiece for the new, larger dance floor and performance area.

The final coordination needed was with the room audio team. The video platform precisely falls around major audio networks, allowing audio to be in the perfect position, without compromising the WOW factor of the mobile platform.

Pacha Ibiza encapsulates the latest in nightclub design, taking these essentials to the extreme in one of the most prestigious venues in the world. The project was a true collaborative effort, by an international team with Audiotek working hand-in-hand with Pacha’s in-house technical resources and pushed the team to innovate.

The design was created from many influences from engineering and nature, while allowing for maximum flexibility. Evoking Pasha’s iconic heritage, harnessing Audioteks’ international technical experience, and grounded in Pasha’s traditions and technical history. This flexibility and exquisite design of AV systems will endure for many years to come. This project combines the best technical and creative talents from around the world, it is truly one of a kind, just like Pacha Ibiza is (and always will be).

Tibor Martin’s exquisite interior design for the club area has been complemented and enhanced by Audioteks Wizardry and the technical expertise and traditions of the Pacha Technical Team.

Mondo-DR Prize 2022 – Pacha winner, Nightclubs Category
Pacha Project, Ibiza Spain
Tibor Martin, Pasha, Spain
lighting designer
Toni Prats, technical director Pacha and lighting designer
Engineering design and production
audio design
Tony Torres, Pacha Audio Manager

Audiotek is a specialist designer, supplier and installer of high-end audio, video and lighting systems for the world’s most recognizable leisure, hospitality and corporate customers. Founded in 1982, with offices in Dublin and Reading, it delivers cutting-edge, design-driven technology solutions that set the standard for immersive experiences in places of all types.

Pasha Ibiza
Pacha Ibiza opened in 1973 and is considered Ibiza’s original superclub. Built in Ses Feixes. and facing Ibiza Town, Pacha was designed to resemble a farmhouse to create an intimate (and now iconic) clubbing experience.

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Pacha Ibiza 2022 – showcasing the Kinetic Video Platform designed by Audiotek.

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