Teaming up with architects Davenport Campbell & Partners and Schindler Lifts Australia, we've created a multi-sensory installation where users travel up ‘glass’ elevators looking out to views of iconic Australian natural wonders including islands, rainforests, deserts, beaches, mountains and sea cliffs, giving visitors the opportunity to experience locations they may never get the chance to visit in real life.
The immersive experience has been implemented across six elevators in the newly refurbished Darling Park precinct, supporting a strategic play to put Darling Park on the map and make it ‘Sydney’s most vibrant commercial district’.
Elevator journeys include the vast depths of Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory, remote Lord Howe Island 800 km off the east coast, the breathtaking Ebor Waterfalls in Dorrigo NSW, the rugged sea cliffs around Cape Pillar in Tasmania and the peaks of the iconic Blue Mountains - with each experience accompanied by a rich soundscape.
We travelled Australia capturing 6k drone footage spanning 100 vertical metres in each location, then mapped the footage to the rise and fall of the elevators using a combination of lift-controller data and accelerometers on the top of each lift car. Elevator cars are lined with 90-inch high-definition portrait screens and the experience is driven by a high-end PC secured to the roof of the elevator car running a custom Unity software application networked back to the motor rooms at the top of the building.