Designing a glamorous galactic awards night for Think Brick Awards 2019

As Australia’s major design awards, the Think Bricks Awards bring together architects and the building design industry to celebrate their achievements in style.

Taking inspiration from the architectural design submissions, the brief to Encore was to create the ultimate glamorous galactic experience. The end concept, a Star Wars inspired theme, was designed in collaboration by the Encore and Think Brick teams. Encore entwined the theme throughout every element of the event, from the AV and lighting through to set design and styling.

Being an awards night with all eyes on the stage, Encore designed an impressive stage set that was both in theme, and purposely built to ensure every guest had the same experience. The result was an impressive treble LED screen installation comprising of 12 LEDs in a four-armed configuration, resembling a spaceship-like design.

This served as the main screen showcasing the outstanding work of the award nominees and its clever design ensured every one had perfect view of the awards stage. Throughout the evening, guests were continually immersed in the galactic theme thanks to the custom on-screen content designed and produced by Encore which was all based off the Think Brick Awards 2019 graphics developed by Think Brick.

In addition to the three-armed stage set, Encore custom built an amazing a ceiling installation over the bar in the adjoining room for the after party. The light installation featured large numbers of baton lights to resemble Star Wars lightsabers and illuminated with colours matching the client’s logo.

The styling created a luxurious atmosphere with every detail adding to the theme from metallic tablecloths to dark drapery around the room. The Star Wars character centrepieces were provided by the client, a playful nod to the inspiration behind the event.

After the last award, a video played on the big screens to wrap-up the formalities of the event as confetti cannons exploded to celebrate the successful night which was 11 months in the making by the Encore team.

To mark the end of the formalities, Encore used a kabuki drop to reveal a full band playing on the main stage in the adjoining room along with the custom lightsaber-lit bar for the after party.

Elizabeth McIntyre, Group CEO, Think Brink was delighted with the event,

“Our brief to the Encore team was to create an event with WOW-factor. We particularly wanted a super-sized screen to showcase the amazing work of the architects attending. Our guests loved the after party light-up bar with the ceiling installation above. It really brought the theme to life and delivered on need to impress our guests.”

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