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GOING THE DISTANCE

GOING THE DISTANCE

Remote STEM teaching has to keep up with the ‘why is it so?!’ moments – big and small. AV Asia Pacific senior writer and AVDEC consultant Derek Powell explains the design and why it won an AVIA. Text:/ Derek Powell The University of New England has always specialised in distance education; a style of teaching
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March 16, 2017 Projects

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

Fancy five 20-tonne slabs of concrete and brick moving over your head? That’s how Fernando Menis controls the acoustics of CKK Jordanki Concert Hall. Text:/ Mark Davie Architects must hate it when client’s change their mind. Say the brief was to  build a retirement home for a sexagenarian couple — a well-considered, modernist abode with
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March 16, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Projects

ST BENEDICT’S xC-ELLENT AUDIO

ST BENEDICT’S xC-ELLENT AUDIO

THE VENUE Located in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood, St Benedict’s Church is a Catholic parish with an active congregation. With a mass at 9:00AM each week day and four services on weekends, there’s never a dull moment on the premises. The church has a beautiful auditorium and modern facilities combined with a friendly, welcoming
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March 3, 2017 Projects

HIGHER LEARNING

HIGHER LEARNING

Hi-rise education hits Melbourne. Macmor rises to the occasion. Text:/ Christopher Holder With the growth in inner city living comes the need for inner city education. Upwardly mobile urban couples embracing a downtown Melbourne lifestyle now have a blue-ribbon downtown private education provider. Back in 2013 Haileybury College purchased a hi-rise city building opposite Flagstaff
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February 28, 2017 Projects

SNAPSHOT: BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

SNAPSHOT: BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

The Basement Brewhouse, inside Bankstown Sports Club, features its own microbrewery with 30 craft beer and cider taps, a tap wine selection for those who favour the grape over the grain, as well as a delicious burger menu and a gourmet delicatessen. “The brief given to The P.A. People in the lead-up to the Brewhouse
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February 28, 2017 Projects

GOOD SPORTS

GOOD SPORTS

Crown Perth’s technical triumph Text:/ Christopher Holder AV Asia Pacific caught up with Crown Perth’s AV team to learn more about the new Sports Bar, which is heavy on the screen count and the Recaro comfort. Crown Perth’s AV Development Analyst, Jeremy Prestwood, talks us through the brief behind the AV design. Jeremy Prestwood: The
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February 28, 2017 Projects

BREAKING CONVENTIONS

BREAKING CONVENTIONS

The new $1.5b International Convention Centre Sydney is open. It’s a monster AV job. We take an exclusive tour. Text:/ Christopher Holder Priorities have changed. Go back 10 years and ask any SCEC exhibitor what their highest priorities were and at the top of the list would be ‘Clean Toilets’ closely followed by ‘Fresh Sandwiches’.
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February 28, 2017 Projects

CAMOUFLAGED AUDIO AT AUSTRALIA ZOO

CAMOUFLAGED AUDIO AT AUSTRALIA ZOO

THE VENUE Located on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo is best known as the home of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. But you’ll find more than just reptiles on the Zoo’s extensive premises. Steve Irwin had a dream for Australia Zoo, which included the creation of an African Safari Park where guests could see
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January 31, 2017 Projects

SCHOOL SOCIAL

SCHOOL SOCIAL

Curtin Uni’s social media command centre Likes a video wall. Text:/ Christopher Holder Marketing has come a long way since the days of the Mad Men, when an idea over a long boozy lunch could change the fortunes of a Fortune 500 company in one easy catch phrase. Digital has changed everything. To be ‘on
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January 17, 2017 Projects

SQUAD GOALS

SQUAD GOALS

Just when you thought a ‘multipurpose gym’ was a contradiction in AV terms, one college proves us wrong. Text:/ Christopher Holder Waverley College in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is a school that loves its basketball. Where other schools might have a pithy latin motto regarding perseverance and divine favour, I can only imagine that Waverley College
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January 17, 2017 Projects