HWKR Market Launch - Casestudy

The Brief:

Launch the latest Asian inspired, hawker-style market – HWKR. Positioned beneath A’Beckett Street’s Eq. Tower, HWKR brings a unique dining experience to Melbourne. With four kitchens housing four local and international Asian food vendors at any time. First cabs off the rank include; MasterChef’s Diana Chan and Reynold Poernomo, Hong Kong’s Bread & Beast and the Melbourne-based Rice Paper Scissors, is testing its own new concept, Khao.

Our role was to create an atmosphere that reflected east Asian tradition with an edgy, contemporary feel.


The Challenge:

Show diversity between HWKR and each individual restaurant, support the performers and speakers and create a “reveal room” inside the restaurant area to house a media-wall and an open photo booth. All completed within a 3 weeks turn-around period.


The Pro Light Solution:

The audio-visual experience started on arrival where the HWKR logo shone with Japanese style neon lights. As you walk through, the sounds of a traditional Chinese market played from strategically positioned speakers and each restaurant had specially positioned lights that coincided with their branding.

The highlight of the night was the “reveal room”. Using strategically positioned drapes, custom high-end projection mapping, a custom designed multi-media display wall and neon sound effects we created a room that made you feel like you’re inside a champagne bottle! Complete with pink bubbles bouncing on the walls and representing the fun and frivolity of the event.


The Result:

A queue of people wanting to experience the opening first hand were lining up down the street. The event had a huge impact, was covered by the best culture magazines and created a great platform for future success.


The Products:

  • Digital Audio Desk
  • Digital 4K Projectors
  • LED Lighting
  • Digital Audio System
  • Media Servers
  • Large Format Printing


The Credits:


ClientID Collective
VenueHWKR Market, A'Beckett Street's Eq. Tower, Melbourne
Event TypeVenue Launch

Alice McShane

Film Festivals Coordinator, Palace Cinemas Head Office

“We couldn’t get people to leave, they wanted to party all night. The place looked absolutely stunning! It was really beautiful. The Astor was gorgeous, thank you so much”

Melanie Barone

Event Manager, NAB

“One of the things that I enjoy most about the service that Pro Light & Sound offer is that I am never presented with a problem — only a solution”

Jason Coleman

Artistic Director & Choreographer, Ministry of Dance

“The team totally understood me… adding life to the show… Truly Magical! I was thrilled by how professional Pro Light & Sound were.. Fantastic job!”

Genevieve McCaskill

Events Executive, Emerald Group Investments

“I wanted to personally thank you and your team for an amazing job at my event. I’m pretty happy I’ve got a perfect circle in terms of a dream team of suppliers that I can rely on to bring home an extraordinary event. You’re on speed dial for the next one!!!” 

Petar Levar

Learning & Development Lead, IXOM

“The soft launch was a success and your team from Pro Light & sound were sensational. I look forward to working with Pro Light & Sound in the future”

Monique Dowling

Executive Assistant & Events Manager, Fox FM Southern Cross Austereo

“Hello our favourite AV friends, can’t thank you enough for all your recent efforts in our functions this end of the year – your staff have been nothing short of a pleasure to deal with and the AV / staging / lighting always looks sharp!”

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