Having announced the best project finalists for the Audience Venues category earlier this week, here’s a closer look at the category and the projects that have made the shortlist.
Entries this year can include concert halls, stadiums, cinemas, theatres, museums, visitor attractions, even houses of worship. The criteria is anywhere people have come (and usually paid) to watch and to an extent participate in a ‘show’ in the broadest possible sense, and where their experience of it is enhanced by the installation.
For the Best Project Award we will be looking for evidence of as many of the following as possible:
- Technical innovation
- Elegant design – technical or aesthetic
- Meeting or exceeding the client brief
- Expansion capability/ futureproofing.
Estádio da Luz – Bosch Security Systems
A new sound reinforcement system provides homogeneous and powerful coverage of the stands and the playing area at this 66,000-seater arena.
Manchester City FC: City Football – Tripleplay
A digital signage and IPTV system for the club’s entire property estate, including stadium, training campus, football academy and offices in New York and Melbourne.
Moesgaard Museum – Panasonic
This archeological museum goes beyond displaying artefacts and presents an animated picture of the people who used them.
SoundBox at the San Francisco Symphony – Meyer Sound
Both a venue and a programming concept, SoundBox uses a Meyer Sound Constellation System to provide a wide range of performance environments.
Wuhan Movie Park: Ultimate Energy Theatre – 7thSense Design / Industrial Light and Magic / ITEC Corporation/ Wincomn
This features a 3D 8K display and 37m x 16.5m screen – as well as live actors, props, stunts and special effects including abseiling and motorbike stuntmen, coordinated with content and technology.
The InstallAwards 2015 take place on Thursday 4 June at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, London. Tickets for the event are available now and cost £225 or £1,695 for a table of 10. Click here for more details or email [email protected]