Updated: Feb 15, 2018
The Darwin Convention Centre turned RED on Valentine's Day unveiling the Centre's new permanent management and LED lighting system with programmable themes for all events. The outside of the building displayed the colours of love adding to the romance at the whole of Darwin Waterfront for the 14 February evening.
“The Darwin Convention Centre is a world-class venue and we believe it is important to provide the latest technology to our clients. The new management and lighting system provides DCC with the opportunity to extend the experience to the outside of the venue and to enhance the Waterfront Precinct, showing support for cause-related events and activities" said Janet Hamilton, General Manager of the DCC.
"The DCC can now offer clients the ability to light up the Centre to match their event theme or brand colours, adding to the overall venue experience. We are able to offer a world class venue in a tropical resort-like setting, where conference and event organisers know that we have the latest technology to bring their event vision to life”.
Using 16 million colours, the colours of every country's flag around the world or corporate brand can cover the DCC, adding to the experience when patrons visit or view it from afar.
"The Northern Territory Government is proud of its ongoing investment in Darwin's world-class convention centre. "The Labor Government commends the role the Darwin Waterfront Corporation plays in making Darwin a vibrant city".
"Technology such as this, in a location as attractive as the Darwin Waterfront, ensures the DCC continues to perform well in the highly-competitive conference market whilst allowing locals and visitors to enjoy the building as a spectacular backdrop at night."
Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss
The totally-wireless, fully automated lighting system has been designed by Strategy Inc. and manufactured and installed by Australian owned lighting experts, LUXMANN, using all-new Tier1 50,000h, RGB CORNEA® directional 'contact-lens' Technology. CORNEA® is able to produce 16 million, DMX-instantly-variable colours, to dynamically enrich and enhance any venue's mood and appearance.
Moreover, the new CORNEA® technology dramatically reduces the Centre's Energy usage by 77% as compared to the old lighting system and is made to withstand the harsh tropical environment and demanding waterfront exposure of the DCC.
“We are very excited and honoured to be working with the DCC” said Nicholas Sikiotis, Senior Partner and CEO of Strategy Inc.
“Patron engagement applications are at the forefront of LED technology now, highlighting building features to draw and energize patronage. Using creative themes, programmable to events and special activities are becoming expected at major international venues across the USA and Europe”, added Mr Sikiotis, emphasizing that this, now affordable CORNEA® Technology, is at one's fingertips.