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The New Chadstone

  • by Todd Cranston
  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016

More than 60 new retail stores, two new dining precincts and a new state-of-the-art cinema complex opened their doors last week, when the first and most significant phase of Chadstone’s $660 million development was officially unveiled.

The crowning jewel of the revamped centre is its 7000 square metre glass domed roof. Standing 31 metres high and equalling the size of 10 football fields, the gridshell roof is an architectural and engineering feat. Designed using 3D modelling, pieced together by hand, 2700 uniquely proportioned pieces of glass make up the 30m high gridshell roof, which gives the centre a light and airy feel by day and presents an incredible opportunity for illumination at night.

Megabay were selected to supply the Viento RGBW Linear LED luminaires for this Australian-first glass Grid Shell Roof. Electrolight were chosen to provide the lighting design with their primary aim to develop a lighting scheme that formed a partnership with the architecture. The lighting is dedicated to the revelation of built detail.

643 high powered linear LED lights are located end to end along the bulkhead that travels around the base perimeter of the grid shell ceiling. These lights provide a wash of light to the ceiling structure that gradient away as it travels up towards the apex of the structure.

All light fittings are concealed from view to ensure a glare free lighting installation that does not distract from the lighting effect. The fittings are colour selectable enabling scenes to be created using manual selections, video or images as backgrounds to select light colour. Vicinity Centres engaged talented artist Kate Banazi to turn her art works in to light, resulting in a playful and dynamic light show.

Story credit : Electrolight.

Quick Facts :

643 x Viento RGBW linear LED luminaires using 30,648 high powered Cree LEDs
System output is capable of up 34 kilowatts of power
Megabay Quick Connect system throughout for fast error free connections
Complete DMX control system solution supplied and programmed by Megabay

Megabay is proud to have been involved in this iconic architectural project.

Watch a short sequence of the Chadstone Grid Shell Roof from above on the opening night. 
Credit : Buckford Illumination Group & Vicinity Centres.


 



 

 


Colourful refurbishment in Perth Sheraton 4 Points

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  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The refurbishment of the Best brew bar in the Sheraton 4 point lobby was conceptualised to mimic the coloured lighting effects used at Perth Arena, directly opposite the venue. The floating organic shape is internally illuminated using the Viento with RGBW control separately controlled via DMX allowing the client to modify the colour depending on events being held at the Perth Arena. Megabay RGBW LED modules were also used to custom manufacture fittings to provide extra lighting around the columns which would have been otherwise shadowed.

 

 


 


 


Centricity Footscray Plaza Custom Artwork

  • by Todd Cranston
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Steel sculpture designed by Melbourne artist Matthew Harding.

The construction of a residential development above Footscray Plaza has finally concluded with the installation of a 240-square-metre screen that lights up with a colourful spectacle at night. The screen titled ‘Centricity’, is Victoria’s largest LED-programmed steel sculpture designed by Melbourne artist Matthew Harding and symbolises Footscray’s diversity. “The multicultural atmosphere inherent to Footscray has created a hive of activity and a rich cultural melting pot that is distinct and unique. This is illustrated in the interweaving of art and architecture in Centricity ” said the artist. 




The prime 5-level residential building - with an average rating of 5.2 stars apartments - was designed by JAM architects. ADP Consulting Engineers were the appointed professionals to provide consultancy for several of the building services, including specialist lighting design. To illuminate the large artwork structure, the engineers selected the Megabay Viento RGBW linear projector. These LED luminaires are installed along the top and bottom plates of the steel frame. They are controlled by a DMX system and are programmed to produce a series of colour patterns for a particular season or event throughout the year.

Located in the centre of Footscray, this new development at 18 Albert Street introduces a contemporary new style of architecture design with energy-wise elements for apartment living.

Images by: David B Simmonds 


State Library of Victoria embraces LED

  • by Benn Day
  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The heritage listed State Library of Victoria, an Australian iconic building with classical architecture comes alive with dynamic and vibrant LED illumination. Viento luminaires spaced strategically out of sight around the facade provide a seamless wash of light and colour. A beautiful display of coloured illumination from warm whites to vibrant hues glow spectacularly, highlighting the striking architecture. Special occasions call for something different, programmable sequences of colour changing effects both subtle and impressive are revealed on appropriate days.

Visit Buckford Illumination Group, to discuss Megabay luminaires in Victoria.  www.buckford.com.au




The State Library of Victoria opened its doors in 1853 with a collection of 3,800 books. Today the iconic heritage building holds more than 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city’s founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner. An $83.1 million redevelopment is currently taking place and includes a new outdoor lighting installation designed by award-winning lighting design firm NDYLight.

The building is now beautifully lit at night with Megabay Viento linear projectors in 1000mm and 500mm modules. The lighting designers specified the luminaires in RGBW, which are controlled by remote DMX drivers to produce colour changing light scenes at night. The IP66 projectors are attached end-to-end and mounted on a ledge of the building facade, creating a continuous linear lighting effect that illuminates the top section of the library. Several Viento projectors are also mounted behind four large columns to add vertical illuminance to the front facade. NDYLight designed the energy-efficient lighting installation to highlight the architectural features of the historic landmark without the need for large floodlights or intrusive luminaires.

The library is embraced by many Melbournians and visitors throughout the year. It is a hive of activity during the day with people coming and going all the time, while others are happy to sit around the premises for hours. The new lighting upgrade will certainly attract more social interaction and community activities in the CBD area at night.



Liverpool Catholic Club IES NSW Award Winner

  • by Benn Day
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015

Multi-storey car park with a touch of difference. Jadecross was pleased to be a part of the Haron Robson designed Liverpool Catholic Club car park which was recognised by the IES NSW Chapter for an award of commendation. For this project the Megabay Viento RGBW Linear Projector was chosen to highlight the façade of the car park with the judges commenting “Innovative solution to an otherwise bland concrete above ground car park, a solution not just based on complying to standards but an artistic touch”.

Visit Jadecross to discuss using Megabay luminaires in NSW  www.jadecross.com.au

 


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