Optus Stadium recently won five architecture and lighting design awards and we’re radiating with excitement! Awards include the best in State George Poole award and Mondoluce Lighting Design award. As the specialist lighting designer for Optus Stadium, we brought the overall vision of creating a ‘fan-first’ experience to life through the element of light.
Creative Director Bruce Ramus created one “unified visual expression – the video, lights and sports lights all sync to serve the moment.”
The jury described Optus Stadium as “an outstanding example of a multi-sports and entertainment infrastructure, creating an iconic architectural entry statement to the city”.
We developed a synchronised lighting system whereby the whole stadium can be themed to communicate important moments. From radiating colours of the winning team to intensifying a music performance through a tailored light show, Optus stadium celebrates with the fans.
We developed three separate lighting experiences in consultation with Multiplex, purposefully integrating the façade, arbour and roof halo to create one expression. The façade lighting is made up of 1.5km of RGBW lights embedded into the façade of the structure, sweeping around the entire building. The arbour is a 400m long pedestrian walkway, made of 43 individual arches and 675 RGB fixtures, programmed with content integrated into the overall experience. Above the seating bowl, 650 Philips Colour Reach fixtures illuminate the small and large PTFE panels, creating a halo effect.
Optus Stadium was also honoured with the Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture, The Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture and The COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture. The project has also been shortlisted in the 2018 World Architecture Festival.
Read more about Bruce’s vision for Optus Stadium in our previous post – Designing the Lighting for Perth Stadium – Bruce Ramus.
Date completed – March 2018
Client – Multiplex
Lighting Design – Ramus
Architects – Cox, Hassell and HKS
Programming & Control System – iion
Lighting Installation – Nilsen
Lighting Suppliers – Philips
Creative Lighting Suppliers – Xenian
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Video courtesy of Sky Perth.