Set in the outer suburbs of Perth Australia, True North Church Merriwa is a great example of modern church design & function.
Using architects who have worked on spaces for Disneyland, the True North concept was to create a truly flexible facility which could be a centre for a range of community events, a corporate hub & a home for the church congregation. The sight also hosts a childcare centrer & a café facility.
Forefront were engaged early in the design process to incorporate audio, lighting & video projection systems. We worked closely with church leadership, builders, architects & trades, providing detailed drawings & specifications for the installation, in order to achieve seamless & harmonious integration of all the technical requirements. Having Forefront involved throughout these processes allowed for clear & consistent communication between all the key building stakeholders whilst reducing the disruption to church staff. As with any building project, there were a few surprises that were easily dealt with during the installation phase.
The audio system centres around a Nexo GeoM6 LCR array accompanied by a Digico S21 console at FOH. The GeoM6 configuration is perfect for the size of the space providing incredibly consistent coverage & intelligibility. Due to the multi function nature of the venue, a Xilica Neutrino system processor & remote touch panel were utilised, enabling simplified operation of the venue by non-skilled personnel.
An extensive lighting infrastructure was installed with trussing & LSC Redback patch systems capable of an extensive array of fixtures. A comprehensive array of fixtures were chosen including Pixapanel Par Quad 18's, Chauvet Rogue RH1, Pixapanel 3610 wash & Chauvet Professional series Fresnels. All fixtures were LED, reducing both heat radiation & power consumption.
Video reinforcement was achieved via 2 projection screens & Panasonic HD projectors in a conventional Left/right configuration. Important consideration was given to maximising the viewing angles from all venue seating positions.