Leyard LED displays in the La Salle des Emirats.

European UN headquarters modernized with Leyard displays

The company has recently performed an installation of a fine-pitch LED display along with a first-of-its-kind LED ceiling in the La Salle des Emirats at the Palace of Nations, the European headquarters of the United Nations (UN) located in Geneva, Switzerland.

La Salle des Emirats, also known as Hall XVII, utilizes as the main presentation platform the 1.6mm LED display, which is made of 126 TVH Series displays. The video solution has a pixel density of 360,000 per square meter and is wall-mounted to support daily delegate sessions.

Canopying the hall are 437 displays of the CarbonLight CLM Series, which are ceiling-mounted in a unique installation. The displays feature 10.4mm pixel pitch and are installed in four quadrants. The whole set-up is designed to depict the sky above the United Arab Emirates in real time as it transforms from dawn to dusk each day from the 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. To make the sky feel more realistic the installation uses white panels that alternate with LED displays over the metal structure.

According to Leyard, the choice of CarbonLight CLM Series was determined by its lightweight fiber construction, flexible design and high image quality.  

We are extremely proud that Leyard’s LED display products were selected for this prestigious project,” - says Jennifer Davis, chief marketing officer at Leyard. “Utilizing the state-of-the-art large presentation video wall, and enveloped by the realistic video ceiling, some of the most impactful global issues around economic growth and humanitarian causes will be discussed for years to come. It is another example of how Leyard’s market-leading visualization technologies have been chosen by the world’s leading institutions and companies.

The installation was performed within a recent renovation undertaken by the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of the main challenges of the project was to blend state-of-the-art video technology with the carefully crafted interior design of the hall – a task that was successfully dealt with. “La Salle des Emirats combines functionality, cutting-edge technology, and a design that merges innovation and cultural heritage,”- commented Michael Moller, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva.

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