Burwood Brickworks has been designed and developed with the ambition of being the first retail development in the world to achieve the Living Building Challenge certification. In order to achieve the Living Building certification, on an annual basis the retail complex generates more energy than it consumes, and it is with great pride we worked with our client Reading Cinemas on this remarkable project.
Within the complex, Reading Cinema opened its first flagship ‘Titan Luxe’ auditorium in Melbourne, and the company’s first cinema in Australia to feature reclining seats in all auditoriums. This has been designed with the vision of creating a cinematic experience that is of a world class standard.
Each auditorium was designed and built to meet the Living Building Challenge certification requirements and during the process of development our seats were rigorously tested to meet these environmental requirements. All seats were designed and manufactured with embodied carbon footprint, living economy sourced materials, net positive waste and without the design incorporating red list materials.
We also recorded packaging and waste from our products to asses plastic breakdown and ensure materials were removed from site and disposed to be re purposed. This was an invaluable process and enabled us to analyse where packaging can be managed and reduced in future projects, as well as design an environmentally sustainable seat.
Bunjil Place, Melbourne
Bunjil Place, designed by FJMT is a showcase architectural landmark designed to reflect on the cultural heritage of traditional owners; Boon Wurrung people of Kulin Nation. The architectural design drew inspiration from the Eaglehawk, Bunjil, and the Meeting of Many Paths, and features an 857-seat theatre in which we were successfully awarded the project to supply and install theatre seating.
The design process enabled us to manufacture a seat that worked cohesively with the architectural work by FJMT. Our Beaufort seat was customised with wood back panels to complement the architectural ceiling in the space while providing a seat for patrons with ergonomic support and comfort while using the space.
We completed our installation of theatre seating 2017, and the space was then awarded 2017 Architecture of the Year.
Awards: 2017 Architecture of the Year.
Huntingtower School in Mt Waverley constructed a new Performing Arts Centre. Designed by Baldasso Cortese, we were engaged to supply and install the auditorium seating.
The brief was to provide a modern compact auditorium seating solution. A combination of Beaufort and FT10 Wrimatic seats were installed, providing ergonomic support with a 3 plus hour seating rating. The 750-seat performing arts centre has been designed to accommodate a 160-person choir and full orchestra. The seating has been designed with consideration to the acoustic value of the space.