Panasonic Projector solutions were used to display 3D exhibitions created by students from Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design and supported by the Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre, portraying their visions of architecture in the year 2050.
The WHEN2050 exhibition showcased the work of year 10 students and featured architectural prototypes for Australian cities in a 3D multi-user virtual environment that incorporated ideas of sustainability, aesthetic appeal and functionality, exploring designs that addressed perceived needs of the future in regards to communication, energy, food, housing, recreation and transport.
The artwork was exhibited in a 3D projection room using three Panasonic PT-DW730E Series 1-chip DLP projectors. The units projected the students’ images of futuristic architecture onto three walls to create an immersive 3D environment, and visitors were offered re-usable 3D eyewear to enjoy the visions.
Two hologram booths were also set up, each representing a student-designed architectural building. This was displayed on a Panasonic TH-47LF20W HD commercial Plasma panel in each booth. The hologram was brought to life using a Panasonic PT-FW430 WXGA LCD projector.
The final aspect of the exhibition involved the projection of live Internet games onto the building fascia of the SCA clocktower and onto the Westpac building in Armidale. The games were projected utilising the Panasonic PT-EX16K LCD Projector.
“We continue to see both Australian businesses and educational institutions pushing the boundaries and breaking new ground in how they communicate and engage through their commercial displays,” Panasonic Australia group manager – projector, Business Systems Group, Peter Huljich, said.