TWIN TOWNS HAS SWITCHED ON ITS MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR LIGHT SHOW AND EVERY NIGHT FROM 6PM, THE EXTERIOR OF THE CLUB IS TRANSFORMED INTO A COLOURFUL KALEIDOSCOPE OF DIGITAL IMAGERY, GRAPHICS AND SPECIAL EFFECTS.
Aerial footage of the Tweed Valley, Tweed Coast beaches, Northern NSW countryside, hinterland and rainforests, beam from the building, creating a dazzling attraction for locals and tourists alike. Destination Tweed, Destination NSW and National Geographic assisted with footage for the screens.
Tourism will always be a major focus on the screen, along with local festivals such as Cooly Rocks On. State of Origin will bring shades of blue and maroon and Christmas and New Year’s Eve will become annual highlights.
A special presentation will be produced for November to mark the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and ANZAC Day will be commemorated on the big screen each year.
Special screens are also underway for July’s NAIDOC Week, a celebration of the valuable contribution made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our communities, history and our nation.
General Manager at Mantra Twin Towns, Luke Harley, said Twin Towns has been an iconic location for decades and the new lightshow now adds more value and intrigue to the border as a destination.
“If someone asked me now what I remember most about Kings Cross, immediately my answer would be the Coca Cola sign.
“What that sign did for Kings Cross, whether intentionally or unintentionally, for advertising and marketing over decades or as a meeting point, the new light show will have the same marketing impact on our area.
“Bright lights, big city… and I certainly feel this adds a significant dimension to the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.
“Our region is no longer the bridesmaid to other areas of the Coast and this will help us step out of the shadows as a commercial and leisure destination,” said Luke.
Big team, big effort
The company that designed, manufactured and installed the light show, Gold Coast-based ULA Group, is globally recognised for its many large-scale international projects.
Their work recently shone brightly at the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, where they illuminated the heart of the precinct and surrounding buildings.
ULA Group’s Managing Director, Cuono Biviano, said the first response he and his team are hearing from everyone about the Twin Towns project is just one word… ‘WOW’!
“We’re thrilled, we’re excited. We have turned the vision into a technical reality and couldn’t be happier with the result.
“The building is alive and tells a visual story that engages all who witness it.
“Over the past few months, my team has worked around the clock, battling extreme heat and at times, torrential rain.
“They may work on projects around the world but this one was so special because it’s in their own backyard.
“It became their personal goal to make it the best it could possibly be, and now the results speak for themselves.
“I hope the Twin Towns building and visual light show remain an iconic landmark for decades to come,” said Cuono.