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Balich Worldwide Shows




Doha, Qatar


Aquatic & SFX Design, AV systems design, Creative Direction, Lighting Design, Previsualization, Programming, Scenography, System Engineering


Koert Vermeulen
Lead Designer
Senior Designer
Support Team: Joost RombautSupport Team: Brecht Nollet
EXTERNAL CREDITSCreative Director: Anghela Alò, BWSArtistic Director: Stefania Opipari, BWSExecutive Producer: Balich Wonder StudioLaser Programmer: Kevin De Been, Equinoxe Lighting SolutionsLighting & Sound Operator: MediaProAquatic & FX Operator: Aquatique ShowSite Coordinator: Y-Lines

ACTLD has been hired by the client in order to not only create an opening ceremony in the stadium, but also create an experience that englobes the vision of Qatar, as it will remain a focal point of the community long after the FIFA World Cup 2022 is over. 

Balich Wonder Studio created and produced an immersive water show experience on Doha’s Corniche, a 6 km stretch from Sheraton Park to the Museum of Islamic Art, to celebrate FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

A large-scale water spectacle covering an area of 1 hectare and a 210 m facade opening, completely floating for a global event watched by billions of spectators. More than 100 water jets make up this Giant Water Theater, in which two boys overcoming various difficulties find friendships in the name of football.

The 15` daily water show as an add-on of the water fountains, featured, some 3D multimedia projections, acrobatic cast and bespoke music composition, world class lighting design, 2,5 km pyrotechnic effects, a 500 drone sets, all to create a message of welcome in peace for the FIFA fans from around the world.

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