The Cablenet has completely changed the way we work in terms of increased speed and efficiency during rigging and fit up. It’s great to be able to walk safely all over the roof void, and we can locate lighting positions or rigging points wherever they are needed, rather than having to work around the previous restrictions
The first Cablenet tensioned wire grid in Sweden, this installation is in the main auditorium at Helsingborg Theatre in Sweden.
The theatre required access to over-stage and front of house lighting and rigging positions in the roof. They wanted to maintain the elliptical shape of the roof void with the Cablenet, as it curves round to match the elegant shape of the auditorium.
The finished grid is 23 metres at its widest point and 9.5 metres deep, following the shape of the ceiling.
The Helsingborg grid was installed by a Slingco team of four in just two weeks. They worked alongside the strip-out contractors who were simultaneously dismantling and removing the theatre’s old metal mesh walkways from the roof, as the re-fit window reduced to the absolute minimum so the theatre could keep working!
The Helsingborg project proved such a success that we soon moved on to our second Swedish Cablenet installation - at the Danshogskolen University College of Dance in Stockholm.
- Architect: AIX Arkitekter
- Main contractor: Karnfastigheter Helsingborg
- Theatre consultant: AIX Arkitekter