The annual Habitus House of the Year awards celebrates the best in residential design across the Indo-Pacific region. In December 2020, in recognition of our new COVID-normal, this event was delivered in a hybrid format and our friends at Indesign reached out to get our help in delivering the live and digital production elements. The Awards were hosted at the beautiful Stylecraft Sydney offices, where the category winners were announced to a live audience of 30, an additional in-house viewing party of 40 people, as well as a virtual audience of 100’s.
Our brief for this event was to create a beautiful and engaging event for all attendees and presenters, regardless of their location. To do this, our production team worked closely with the event managers to build separate production run sheets, and also designed the hybrid set to optimise the virtual experience, while creating an intimate space for the live audience. Our experienced producers focused on coaching the presenters on how to effectively engage with the equally important audiences.
Using virtual green rooms and high-end switching technology, we seamlessly linked the live presenters to the winners located around the Indo Pacific, allowing the same presenter-to-winner interaction as would have been expected from the live experience. Prior to the awards, our team had also pre-recorded a number of interviews with the award judges, which were then integrated into the live event, further lifting the production value of the event.