Purpose built event structure

December is synonymous with celebration…

Moët & Chandon’s Effervescence event was the perfect opportunity to introduce a new way of enabling equal access

In Sydney champagne aficionados enjoyed a weekend of bubbles at the Moët & Chandon Effervescence champagne festival which was held over four days at Mrs Macquarie’s Point, a picturesque location on beautiful Sydney Harbour.

The architectural purpose-built event structure, perfect for a Champagne festival, took 18 days to build with a visually appealing aesthetic and an exterior looking splendid, with three golden arches opening up to a multi-level 600m2 space.

Glasses full, guests delved into the world of Moet & Chandon, including a tunnel filled with lights, a cellar of their champagne, and journeying up a golden staircase where Sydney Harbour views were on offer.

Portable lift

Architecture & Access collaborated with ESA (Event Studios Australia) and Harry the Hirer, designing, producing and installing a fully accessible lift, enabling movement of people and goods from ground to first floor. The lift is fully automatic, 2.5 metres x 2.5 metres internally, and allows for 8 passengers as well as equipment. The lift is completely portable and height adjustable, this unique feature providing installation flexibility.

The first of its kind, the portable lift travels up to 3.5 metres and allows access to elevated floors, for movement of people and goods. The lift addressed OHS requirements and enabled access to contractors and suppliers, enabling Harry the Hirer to build the structure and the DJ, Calvin Harris, to bump-in his equipment to perform for 300 guests during a break from his world tour.

Andrew Sanderson, Director at Architecture & Access, explains “The lift will go up to 6.5 metres or 3 storeys if needed. There has been a need in the market to provide equal access, allowing major events to include multi-storey structures and be compliant with the required accessibility standards”.

Currently there are 6 of these portable lifts in production. They will be rolled out at the Australian Grand Prix and possibly the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup.

For more information about this new lift, please contact Architecture & Access.

Architecture & Access


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