Westside Christian College Creative Industries Precinct
Congratulations to Westside Christian College and Architects, Phillips Smith Conwell on their commendation for Regional Project of the Year – Darling Downs / West Moreton at the Queensland Regional Architecture Awards 2020
Westside Christian College has recently been granted access to their new Creative Industries Precinct, in which Integral provided the AV design services. Designing the facility for collaborative usage across various art forms, including music, film, dance and drama. Therefore, despite having specific requirements for each group, the AV systems were required to provide flexibility in the sharing of content.
Integral worked closely with the College’s staff to design the AV systems to suit the User requirements, integrating both new and existing equipment into the final solution. Designing specific audio, video and production lighting systems for the facility’s four production areas:
- The recording studio, which features a control room, equipped with a computer-based high-resolution 56-channel audio recording system, complete with a monitoring system, expandable to immersive formats, and 24 dedicated microphone recording channels, with ties to the four music practise rooms and the large central orchestral rehearsal space;
- The film and television teaching hub, which included three 4K-compatible video editing suites and associated green screen
- The drama production theatre
- The dance rehearsal and teaching space, which double as small musical performances spaces
The design team achieved audio and video content sharing between these areas, as well as with the planned future auditorium, via the use of Dante multi-channel audio network and 4K matrix switched SDI distribution backbones. Utilising these state-of-the-art backbone technologies future-proofed the installation for technology developments and facility expansions, as well as providing the students with access to industry-standard workflows.
In addition to the AV systems for the four main production areas within the facility, Integral also designed video projection systems to the film and television teaching room, complete with Dolby Atmos immersive audio and the music teaching room.
The school feedback on the facilities functionality, particularly concerning the AV systems, has been extremely positive.