Awards for Excellence 2015 Pubs & Clubs
Client: Australian Hotels Association NSW
Where: The Star Event Centre
One of this year's most beautiful, intricate and technically complex stage designs of 2015. Staging Connections were engaged by AHA NSW to create an awe-inspiring event environment. Inspired by the geometric logo elements we built a custom stage design comprised of a 20x5m hard projection set interspersed with coloured acrylic panels. We brought this set to life using state-of-the-art projection mapping to create a digital backdrop for the opening video sequence and awards content. Three 16:9 screens were also incorporated into the overall look to promote the effective use of IMAG PIP’s and standard content, allowing the entire room to clearly see the award presenting and nominee presentation slides. The multimedia was designed over 125 hrs and the result was a dynamic, impactful awards backdrop used for content delivery. Partnering with the Star for audio and lighting, the overall effect was an outstanding awards night for AHA NSW. The table centres and linen were directly inspired by the contemporary design of the AHA Awards for Excellence collateral and logo and brand colours of red and black. The triangular shapes of the logo were recognised in the pyramid shaped terrariums and the two varying tones of red decals on each side mirrored the array of red tones in the artwork. The tiny copper string lights tangled inside the terrariums not only added warmth and life to the centrepiece, but their twinkling character alluded to the ‘sparkle’ seen in the AHA Awards for Excellence logo.