AV Design

Canada's Sport Hall of Fame

Calgary, Canada

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Overview

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is a 40,000 square-foot space at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary that celebrates the country’s impressive and inspiring sports history. It offers 11 exhibit galleries representing 58 sports, and includes more than 50 interactive visitor experiences.

Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle

Dover, UK

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Situated in the network of 60-meter long secret tunnels, 26-meters deep underground behind the famous White Cliffs of Dover, English Heritage’s “Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk” makes extensive use of audio-visual technology to recreate the drama of the Dunkirk evacuation. Denmark based Kvorning Design & Communication designed and produced the new attraction and Electrosonic was the AV systems integrator. Kvorning selected Electrosonic to work with them from the initial design stage, to help validate design ideas, until completion. Throughout the project Electrosonic faced some difficult tasks, including dealing with the underground climate and projecting images into spaces where no surface is straight.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Alloway, Scotland

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The National Trust for Scotland recently completed a major development bringing all the Robert Burns related sites in Alloway, Scotland, together. Principal among these sites is the Burns Cottage, which for many years has represented the nucleus of the museum, and a brand new museum building; together they represent the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Event Communications designed the museum exhibition, and Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team began the project as their audio-visual systems designer. After a tender process, Electrosonic was also appointed as the AV systems integrator, working directly for the National Trust for Scotland.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame opened a new 40,000 square-foot space at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary that celebrates the country’s impressive sports history. Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team worked with Cambridge Seven Associates (C7A) and the media producers to design the exhibits, and also provided audio-visual systems for the new museum, which includes 11 exhibit galleries representing 58 sports, plus more than 50 interactive visitor experiences.

Polynesian Cultural Center’s Digital 4D Theater

Laie, Hawaii

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The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in Laie, Hawaii, enables visitors to explore all of the Polynesian cultures in the South Pacific. Set on 42 acres on the North Shore of Oahu, PCC has welcomed over 37 million guests since opening, becoming Hawaii’s number-one paid attraction. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, PCC upgraded its aging film-based IMAX theater, which was more than 20 years old, with a new digital 4D theater. Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team provided the audio-visual system design for the theater complex, and Electrosonic ultimately completed the AV integration and installation.

Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Orlando unveiled a space exploration attraction, Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, at what is now the new home of the historic spacecraft. The 90,000-square foot facility includes multimedia presentations that feature more than 60 interactive exhibits and AV simulators that provide a look at the 33 missions of Atlantis. Working with operators Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts and design firm PGAV Destinations, Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team got the Atlantis project off the ground, and Electrosonic ultimately completed the AV integration and installation.

The Performing Arts Education Centers of Las Virgenes

Calabasas and Agoura Hills, CA

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The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) opened the doors to its two new Performing Arts Education Centers located at Calabasas High School and Agoura Hills High School in California. The two almost identical theaters were designed by renowned architect John Sergio Fisher & Associates (JSFA). Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team provided the audio system design for the theaters, and also designed the theatrical intercom and video distribution systems.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center

Raleigh, North Carolina

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The Nature Research Center (NRC) wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest of its kind in the southeast United States. Featuring state-of-the-art labs, research opportunities and live presentations in an 80,000-square-foot facility, the center is designed to make science a tangible and fun experience that helps visitors understand science’s practical applications in their everyday lives.

Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum

Los Angeles, CA

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Visitors to the 14,000 square-foot Dinosaur Hall in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County experience the wonder of the prehistoric creatures through innovative exhibits enhanced by audio-visual technology. The skylit L-shaped Dinosaur Hall showcases the world’s only T. rex growth series of baby, juvenile and adult skeletons, and also features a glass-sided mezzanine where additional wall-mounted exhibits reveal more about the amazing creatures, demonstrating what it’s like to find fossils in the field and to study them in the lab.

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

New York, NY

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The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, which explores the political, cultural and social history of New York, underwent a three-year, $70-million renovation that now features a new 3,400-square-foot space. Electrosonic designed and supplied the audio, video and control systems for the renovation of the city’s oldest museum. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects and Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership were the design team on the project.