“We’re thrilled, we’re excited. We have turned the vision into a technical reality, and we couldn’t be happier with the result”- Cuono Biviano
“All of this could not have come together without a first-class team effort from an amazing, dedicated group of technical professionals and contractors both local and interstate”
– Cuono Biviano
The ‘huge digital canvas’ seamlessly incorporates high and low resolution digital LED technology, with over 2.3 million LEDs providing an infinite colour range. All of the products have been manufactured to the highest standards and are utilizing the most advanced technology on the World’s market.
The centrepiece of the media façade is the high-resolution 17m wide x 5m high VuePix customized curved screen, consisting of almost 800,000 pixels. The energy efficient Global Media Series from VuePix has been specifically designed for fixed outdoor applications, offering the best balance between weight and durability to withstand harsh environmental factors such as direct UV rays, varying temperatures, constant vibrations and severe weather conditions. An exceptional brightness of over 5000 nits, outstanding contrast ratio and high refresh rates allow the GM series to deliver excellent visual effects in any light conditions.
The VuePix GM series also features a patented Display Monitoring System, allowing live monitoring of the screens key vital working conditions and functionality remotely from anywhere around the globe.
Behind the screen, a low-resolution backdrop spreads across the ‘cotton reel’ façade, bringing the entire building to life. The backdrop consists of 5,900 customized LED architectural nodes, which are programmed and integrated within the whole spectacular lighting show. Over 424m of DigiFlex linear architectural LED strips have been used to highlight the unique silhouette of the building.Griven Architectural luminaires were used to complete the illumination of the entire complex to provide depth and vibrance to every angle of the Twin Towns’ structure. These included 20 x Jade spotlights, 8 x ParadeX linear luminaires, 10 x Zaphir and 14 x Coral high-powered washlights. With over thirteen tonne of steel and 6km of cable to be installed, the ULA Group team worked around the clock, at times contending with extreme heat and torrential rain to ensure the project was completed to schedule. Besides the unpredictable weather, challenges consisted of structural limitations, main road exposure and construction hours. The result is a seamless integration of technology, while maintaining the architectural integrity of the building itself.
“All of this could not have come together without a first-class team effort from an amazing, dedicated group of technical professionals and contractors both local and interstate,” says Biviano.
The local companies engaged in the project were Central Engineering supplying all the structural steel fabrication, CPI Electrical assisting with electrical and data solutions and All Clear Abseiling team assisting with product installation.
“On one hand, the content is an abstraction of energy; on the other hand, content is more photoreal. The abstract interpretation is about the energy – what it feels like to live here ” – Bruce Ramus