Concord School, with its main campus in Bundoora, is a P-12 specialist school for students with a mild intellectual disability. In November, 2013, The Discovery Centre was opened to transform student learning. This innovative new space provides an interactive environment that stimulates the senses and caters for the learning styles of all students with each zone having a distinct educational purpose. The multisensory, interactive, learning environment (MILE) allows students to become fully immersed in whatever topic they are learning. Room temperature control, projected images on ceiling and walls, sound and smell are all linked to the displayed images and video for an incredibly realistic experience.
Exhibition Studios, who are leaders in the creation, design and construction of imaginative educational spaces, designed this inspiring new building. Concord School then engaged the services of DIB Australia to find a unique display solution.
In addition to special down facing projectors with ceiling projector screens, the school wished to fill a wall with a large projected image. As these already installed projectors and screens were in the same area as the proposed new wall image, mounting a projector on the opposite wall or from the ceiling in the middle of the space was going to be difficult. The projector was therefore required to be in very close proximity to the wall for projection. This in turn however, would greatly inhibit the size of the image the projector was able to produce.
As the aim was to fill the wall area as much as possible, DIB Australia proposed installing two Epson G6350 XGA, 7000 ANSI lumen projectors side by side with lens shift and new edge blending technology. DIB Australia was also able to mount the projectors less than one metre from the wall by using the new Epson Ultra Short Throw (UST) lens for G series projectors.
The projectors are hidden above the ceiling projector screens and with the use of the high downward angle from the lens shift and UST lens, the projected image was able to start close to floor level. The end result was an impressive 5m wide by 2m high bright image spanning across the wall. DIB Australia also installed a Joey 6 control panel for ease of use in an adjacent room.
Concord School are delighted to have been able to achieve their desired outcome and are especially impressed with the size and seamless image blending the projectors create.