The auditorium is a key facility to support growing demand for the National Library’s public programme activities and long-term exhibition featuring the nation’s most precious and iconic documents. The refurbishment will deliver a professional conference facility equipped with modern communication technology. ICE Design is appointed to provide acoustic and audio visual design services.
Together with several industry partners, ICE Design has successfully demonstrated the distributed courtroom concept in Bribane’s Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law building. Using modified telepresence equipment across three interlinked courtrooms, a mock trial was conducted across three sites, two parties appearing remotely at each. Oversized screens and carefully positioned acoustically-localised audio systems and cameras were used to enhance the realism and presence of remote participants
ICE Design is pleased to be invited to be a contributing participant at Court Architecture Executive Research Tour in New York and Montreal in May 2013. The week-long event is co-sponsored by the Court of the Future Network in Australia and New Zealand, the Institut des hautes études sur la justice (French Judicial Research Institute), and organised in association with the Centre de recherche en droit public (Université de Montréal) and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice. It will bring together architects, judges and scholars from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and North America to share ideas with counterparts from other jurisdictions and from other disciplinary backgrounds.