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/ 04.03.2021

Location: Sydney, NSW Scope: Concept AV had the privilege of being contracted to complete the largest redevelopment project at Macquarie University to date. This transformative project saw the revitalisation of the universities central courtyard and existing surrounding building, as well as the addition of three new buildings.  Located at the heart of the university campus, the Central Courtyard infrastructure has been designed to service both educational purposes, as well as establish a modernised social hub of the university.   Over a year, Concept AV installed an array of audio-visual solutions, as designed by consultants Arup, in spaces including the Collaborative Classrooms, Project Rooms, Student Housing, Graduation Hall, U-Bar and Food & Beverage Outlet area, as well as digital  signage and displays around the buildings, and general background music systems.   U-Bar Located adjacent to the student accommodation, the Central Courtyard Food Outlet Area and U-Bar level of the new building has been thoughtfully designed and fitted out to be the heart of student life at the university. Inside, students have access to several cuisines through the various food stores and can enjoy a game of pool at one of the pay-per-use tables throughout the space. Leading out onto an open-air terrace with views of the lake,...

/ 05.02.2021

Location: Sydney Scope: Concept AV were responsible for the full AV fit-out of the new purpose-built Arts Precinct at Macquarie University. Designed to promote the faculty’s strength, collaborative and creative work, the new precinct includes a number of spaces that both showcases works and is the academic core of the faculty. Such spaces include a History Museum, Digital Lab, Collaborative spaces, recording studios, and flexible spaces for events such as conferences and seminars.   Museum The Macquarie University History museum was designed to bring together ancient and modern collections that are relevant and interlinked with research and learning curriculums within the university. Including both fixed and flexible exhibition spaces, this space featured a variety of AV equipment.   Most notably, Concept AV installed two Samsung 55’’ Interactive Table Touch Displays. These displays have advanced capacitive touch technology that enables up to 10 different touch points simultaneously. Further to these table touch displays, six ELO 15.6’’ Interactive Displays were mounted on short pole mounts within custom joinery.   From an audio perspective, this space houses an extensive background audio system. Concept AV mounted 56 Sonance ceiling pendant mount loudspeakers, providing general audio to the exhibition. 26 Secret Sound Glass Mount Loudspeakers were also discreetly mounted in exhibit showcases panes...

/ 03.09.2019

Location: Sydney Scope: The UTS Central building is the epitome of a sophisticated, state-of-the-art learning facility. Designed to support active and collaborative learning activities across several faculties including Law and FEIT, the UTS Central building is home to a range of modern technologies. Concept AV were contracted for the fit-out of all 17 levels of this award-winning building.   The Moot Court and Law Faculty The new Moot Court and other trial courts in UTS Central have been purposely built to reflect and simulate the real-world Australian Courts. The inclusion of modern technologies found in the NSW Supreme, District, and Local Courts is a key distinguishing feature of this facility. Concept AV fitted out these spaces with inbuilt AV systems, including video link-up capabilities to enable remote witness testimonies. Within the law faculty section of the building, Concept AV also installed the audio-visual and video conferencing system in the new 30 seat boardroom for the faculty of law.   Collaborative Classrooms, Teaching Labs and FEIT  The UTS Central building is also home to three unique large collaborative classrooms. These spaces which have a 350 seat capacity have been designed to have no obvious front, which is clearly reflected in the extensive use of audio-visual equipment throughout the space. Concept...

/ 25.06.2019

Location: Sydney Scope: The University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Science (FASS) was established in 1852 and has since become recognised as one of the world’s leading university faculties for Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences, ranking in the top 30 since 2017. In a 21st Century world that is technologically driven, it was imperative that the University of Sydney’s FASS learning environment was contemporary and reflective of current trends. Concept AV were therefore contracted in 2018 by the university to integrate state-of-the-art audio visual systems in the new FASS building. This 6-storey sustainably designed building saw Concept AV fit-out a Research Centre, Lecture Theatres, General Teaching Spaces, Meeting Rooms, and open workstations.   Lecture Theatre The FASS building has 2 lecture theatres, designed to address large cohorts within the faculty. The GTS Theatre, the largest space in the building, was fitted out with two 12,000 Lumen Panasonic Projectors and ­­­225’’ motorized projection screens. In addition to these large presentation points, a Sharp 80’’ Flat Panel Interactive Display was installed, facilitating collaboration between the lecturer and students. Other key components of this space included a lectern presenter point fixed with a 20’’ preview monitor, personal device connection points, Elmo Document Camera, and a gooseneck microphone. Both...

/ 25.06.2019

Location: Sydney Scope: A unique four-storey all-timber building, the Macquarie University’s Clinical Education Building was an exciting project that required Concept AV to think outside the box in the delivery of the new AV systems. This purpose-built structure for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was sustainably designed by consultants Arup and executed by Buildcorp. Concept AV were responsible for the fit-out of the cutting-edge facilities within the building including a 200-seat lecture theatre, multiple collaborative learning spaces, and two Harvard Case Study style teaching spaces.   Featuring a visible cross-laminated timber core and glass façade, this project required extensive communication, collaboration, and coordination between all trades from start to finish. This was particularly relevant in the design and execution of the audio solutions across the building. Although aesthetically pleasing, the cross-laminated timber allows for limited control of reverberation. With the end-use of the spaces heavily focused on active collaboration, special acoustic design was imperative to overcome this.  Concept AV’s team in the commissioning phase took great care in configuring the equipment to suit the individual space composition.   Lecture Theatre The 200-seat lecture theatre features 2 x Panasonic Projectors and 220’’ Motorised Projection screens for lecturers present. These large motorised projection screens enable all...