This project involved the detailed design and construction of smart city digital concrete signs for the new Maroochydore City Centre. These signs hold large format digital touch screens which advertise community events and wayfinding information for the new Maroochydore town centre.
Working with a basic schematic concept, POMO was engaged to develop the detailed design and manage delivery. Detailed construction design was undertaken, with input from data specialists, engineers and fabricators to arrive at a final design capable of being built and installed onsite, compliant with all standards and structural requirements.
POMO worked closely with various trades including concrete craftspeople, electrical and data experts and metal fabricators to coordinate and finalise the construction of the sign structures and have them installed onsite by crane.
The signs are currently in operation at the new Maroochy Town Centre.
Thanks to Florian Grohen Photographer for the images of the completed signs.
When we set out to design our studio we approached it like any design project, we began by identifying the priorities and creating a strategic framework to guide the decision making.
The initial priority was to create something simple to build, something sustainable, creatively inspiring and something that was cost effective. Through research it became clear that achieving these things was not necessarily difficult.
Working with the landscape design team POMO were able to create a number of key design initiatives that would contribute to the locally inspired placemaking program and deliver on practical community needs.
POMO was engaged to design and construct a number of landscape elements. Each element was custom designed and born from the uniqueness of Palmwoods, they reference local history, using locally sourced materials and were being made collaboratively with local craftspeople and artisans.
Underlying this was a larger design and management process run by POMO involving construction design, design reporting, engineering certification, construction and project management and installation on-site. A true multidisciplinary and multi-skilled program with a wide range of stakeholders and projects participants.
The project won the Excellence Award at the 2018 Queensland AILA awards for Civic Design. It also won gold in the same category at the national awards.