Project Team

Design: Deconstructed
Audio Visual: Beyond AV

When Governor Macquarie named King Street and Kent Street after King George III and his son The Duke of Kent, little did he know that this would inspire the minds of the Deconstructed team as they take on their newest venue, the City Hotel

Located on the corner of King Street and Kent Street, The City (as it will come to be known) has been totally overlooked in recent years. Despite its key location and vast capacity, its an undiscovered gem.

Part 1 of the development phase is now complete, with the launch of the aptly named Kent Street Living Room, an inspired nod towards The Duke of Kent and his long-reigning and highly commemorated daughter Queen Victoria.

For audio visual suplliers and installers Beyond AV, the main part of the installation was to remove and
relocate the existing audio and lighting to create a new relaxed Living Room feel at this popular inner city Hotel.

Clive Morley from Deconstructed, together with the
owner of the Hotel, came up with the concept which
included relocating this massive open space dance floor away from the Kent Street side of the building and reduce it down to a more defined dance floor area overlooking the ground floor.

The DJ now has a dedicated portable DJ box with 2 x Pioneer CDJ 1000 Mk3’s and Pioneer DJM800 mixer, connected to the original audio system which has been repositioned and configured over the dance floor. The audio system comprises of 4 x PS12A Mid Hi speakers and 1x double 15in Sub Bass all powered with EV P2000 amplifiers. A Rane CP64 zone mixer allows for source selection and independent level control into the areas required.

The chill out area has Mach audio M172i installation series speakers controlled by an Australian Monitoramp delivering a balanced level of of audio.

The lighting includes two Martin MiniMAC intelligent moving heads over the dance floor and four generic moving lights installed around the perimeter of the room. All the lighting is controlled by a Martin LightJockey PC based program for easy and flexible usage.

There are 3 x 50” plasmas and a large 6ft projector screen, installed very much with the world cup in mind.

The first floor room, which was previously a Mexican-themed restaurant complete with cacti, now boats fixtures befitting of royalty. Three centrepiece crystal chandeliers hang from Victorian ceiling roses whilst the bar is lit by four Tom Dixon pendant lamps. It’s a combination of old versus new that continues throughout the room, with new chesterfield leather couches surrounding genuine antique coffee tables and lamps.

Black and white flock wallpaper contrasts with the light green walls which are decorated in turn-of-the-century paintings, gilt frame mirrors and pub-style chalk boards.