The two-phase project included the integration of both large-format 3D and digital fulldome displays within the 23-metre theatre, both of which have been commended for their complexity, innovation and application of leading-edge technologies.

A panel of experts from a range of industry backgrounds judged over 100 project entries based upon system design, system integration and innovative development of technologies. Global Immersion’s chief executive, Martin Howe, accepted the award on behalf of the Company at a special ceremony in Amsterdam last month.

Speaking about the award and the Cosmonova projects, Howe said: "I’m delighted that we can announce this as our first award – the projects were anything but simple and brought about a number of design engineering challenges."

Howe said the labour-intensive projects followed extensive planning and technology mapping, and demanded a tight-knit collaboration between Global Immersion, Cosmonova and technology suppliers to create exceptional digital fulldome and 3D displays.

"Both state-of-the-art systems incorporated a number of innovative features to facilitate robust operation and maintenance of the theatre," he continued. "This has been a unique project both for us and the professional audio-visual industry, we now look forward to raising the benchmark further with future installations."

The EMEA+ InAVation Awards are organised by IML Group – recognising and rewarding the achievements of the professional audio-visual integration sector.