The ANAM Quartetthaus is a temporary music venue, which was most recently located in Melbourne, Australia in May 2023, between the Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition buildings.
Designed to enable a fully immersive experience in the art of string quartets, the 11m x 11m timber cube seats just 52 guests, with the audience sitting in two circles around a slowly revolving central stage. All aspects of the intimate pop-up performance space have been designed to remove the barriers between the performer and the listener, creating a shared exploration of music.
The initial concept for the ANAM Quartetthaus was conceived by integrated solutions provider, bluebottle, in partnership with the Australian National Academy of Music. To prepare the structure for its most recent musical season, bluebottle was appointed to update the control system. Having worked with Pharos Architectural Controls on a range of successful projects, bluebottle immediately knew Pharos solutions would deliver the required outcomes.
A Pharos Designer TPC (Touch Panel Controller) is now utilised to streamline the unique venue’s control integration. The TPC also controls the revolving stage.
The Designer TPC is an award-winning, elegant touch screen lighting controller with a 4.3” capacitive touch panel. It offers sleek styling and an advanced lighting control playback engine. The touchscreen user interface is fully customisable using the free Pharos Designer 2 software.
Tony Symms, Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific at Pharos Architectural Controls, said: “It is always a pleasure to work with bluebottle and be part of their innovative approach to lighting. The ANAM Quartetthaus offers a new opportunity for music-lovers who want to be part of the performance, not just an audience member. It is uplifting to know Pharos is contributing to their enjoyment, making the experience even more engaging.”
The Quartethaus is set to come over to the UK in September 2023, and will stand in 1851 Place outside The Royal Albert Hall for ten days, hosting six performances per day. It will be The Royal Albert Hall’s first pop-up performance space.
Solutions provider – bluebottle
Lighting controls – Pharos Architectural Controls
Photo Credits – John Gollings