Questacon, Australia's national science and technology centre, is located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin within the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra.
It is a particularly popular destination for students, and families with children, among those who visit Canberra from either interstate or overseas.
Once through the front doors, the Questacon entrance lobby is a visual spectacle, promising fun and adventure for all who visit.
Screenmakers have enjoyed a healthy working collaboration with Questacon over many years and were happy to supply and install various displays and signs for their front lobby.
Entry Booth :
The "Reception" and "Entry ticket signage at Questacon were 3D router cut on 12mm MDF and finished in a polyurethane paint using Questacon's corporate colours. The were adhesively mounted onto silver dibond and fixed to the canopy underneath.
A Suggestion box covered in dibond was constructed at the entry booth also.
A number of illuminated light boxes were supplied for the ticketing and reception area of the Questacon foyer.
- Firstly, a lightbox with admission pricing and conditions of entry was installed to the right side of the ticketing booth. The lettering on the display was created from a combination of cut vinyl and digital printing.
- "What's on?" boards that contain details of current exhibitions on show at Questacon. These illuminated light boxes each contain an area that accepts an A3 feature poster supplied by Questacon and then installed between two layers in the lightbox to inform patrons about what's currently exhibiting at the centre.
- An illuminated Information "i" lightbox was also created for the reception area to assist patrons requiring information.
Theatre Entrances :
The entrance to the Japan Theatre consisted of a number of MDF router cut letters which were coated with a polyurethane finish in Questacon's corporate colours. The lettering was then adhesively fixed to the designated entrance wall.