SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – IMMERSIVE TOUR
AIM developed the design concept for an elegant new venue in the Sydney Opera House by converting a back-of-house storeroom and office into a space that allows visitors to see and hear special moments from past performances in the Concert Hall on a 270-degree digital projection and surround sound system.
WHERE / SYDNEY WHAT / PERMANENT INSTALLATION
A WORLD CLASS EXPERIENCE FOR A NATIONAL ICON
This provides an opportunity for tour patrons to learn about the Concert Hall which is currently closed for renovations, due to open in early 2022.
AIM DESIGNED & BUILT A NEW ADDITION TO THE OPERA HOUSE EXPERIENCE.
We analysed the Utzon Design Principles and Peter Hall’s design principles to the building, to inform our approach and the design experience for the venue to be “like a cathedral slowly lifting the audience to meet on a platform with the performance". As the allocated space was only 3m x 14m, an elegant solution was needed to reflect the grandeur of the Concert Hall. This was achieved through the use of a grand Oculus acting as an elevated stage experience. The Oculus punctuates the integrated and seamless interior with seating designs created using materials referenced throughout the House.
360˚ IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
Applying the Utzon Design Principles and Conservation Management Plan, AIM created a seamless immersive experience that complemented the exquisite design of the Opera House and maximised the digital content experience.