On Thursday March 30, 2013, The Remington Centre officially opened the doors to its shiny new presentation facility in Markham, Ontario. With that, we unveiled our first LIQUID interactive system.
After years of development, design, redesign, testing, and refining, we are so proud to finally introduce our LIQUID system to the public with such a prestigious (and massive) project. In addition to building out every nook and cranny of the 800,000 square foot mall plus people, cars, filling stores, putting up signage etc., our team also created the customized user interface to guide the user through the mall according to the Remington sales team’s objectives.
Before the sales centre was open to the public, we had a chance to take some photos. These images show how our LIQUID interactive environment system was integrated into the marketing and presentation strategy.
Front Desk at The Remington Centre presentation facility in Markham, Ontario.
Panoramic view of the main presentation space.
Screens display visual content by Norm Li AG+I including still renderings, animations, and LIQUID interactive.
The scale model is surrounded by screens featuring the interactive 3D digital model in LIQUID.
Small touch kiosks give 360-degree exterior views of the mall within the context of the region, including proximity to transit services, major roads, and other area amenities.
With just a simple touch, our LIQUID system turns the 3D model into a virtual, real-time environment.
Larger touch screens allow users to go inside the 3D digital mall for more in-depth exploration of the space.
Once inside the system, users can walk around all levels of the mall: filter through retail categories jump between major attraction points of the mall; view floorplans; and watch animated videos.
It was a pleasure working on this project with Sean Lawrence, partner at Kohn Partnership Architects; Mark Wilson, EVP at Envision Sales; and the whole team at The Remington Centre, led by Wayne Chan.
Rudy Bratty, chairperson and CEO of The Remington Group with Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti smile for photos with attending city councillors at the grand opening event.
Once complete, The Remington Centre will be one of the largest Asian-focused retail centres outside of Asia. Mayor Scarpitti said “Markham is the Chinese capital of the GTA, and this (centre) is at the centre of the Chinese community. This will be truly a one-of-a-kind Asian destination outside Asia.” Only fitting to have a traditional lion dance to mark the occasion!
Read York Region’s full article covering the launch event here.
You can also watch a rough demo video of The Remington Centre’s interactive content.