Emporium Melbourne is a 42,000 sq m retail centre across eight levels, located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. The centre is an experience integrating fashion, culture and food and is anchored by the Uniqlo flagship store and Myer as well as more than 200 international and specialty stores.
NDY was appointed to undertake the ICT, Audio Visual and Electronic Security Design for the retail centre. The design included:
- Wireless network (WiFi)
- Voice over IP telephony system (VOIP)
- Digital signage displays
- Digital integrated public address and emergency warning system
- IP based megapixel CCTV system
- Loading Dock Management System
- Security Management System for the entire centre
- Two-way radio system
- Internet Protocol Television distribution system (IPTV).
An Integrated Communications Network (ICN) was designed by NDY as a single IP-based infrastructure that provides a reliable and robust platform to connect all building systems across the centre, including BMS, HVAC, lighting, electricity metering, lifts and security.
The modular architecture of the ICN means that it can be easily expanded in the future as the centres digital offering grows. The ICN has also provided Vicinity Centres with the platform to provide basic tenant connectivity requirements, as well as new service offerings to its tenants, including telephony and internet services, opening up opportunities for new revenue streams.
Integrated with the building facade and wrapping around the north-eastern corner at Swanston Street & Lonsdale Street is a stunning 270 sq m large format outdoor LED video screen (the largest outdoor video screen in Australia at the time). The video screen permits unobstructed views through to some of Melbourne’s busiest streets, while the transparent mesh technology used allows natural daylight and activity into the centre while retaining stunning views out.
Other Project Information
Architect: The Buchan Group
Project Manager: Codicote