07 Oct Under the Mayan Sun
Late 2015, D3 were presented an opportunity to create a themed stand for Trina Solar at All Energy Expo in Melbourne. The brief asked to create a space attracting patrons to the stand, whilst essentially showcasing similar product as nearby competitors, in an engaging and prominent display. Upon brainstorming ideas we focused on concepts relating to the sun as worshipped by the ancient Mayan culture.
The main structure replicates half of a Mayan temple with the hero solar panel fixed to the front face where the steep stairs of the temple would be located. Above the panel is an LCD ccreen and illustrated ‘Mayan Sun’ in the artistic style of the period. This provided a beacon for patrons to view from afar and be drawn to the stand. The temple interior is utilised as a store with ‘Indiana Jones’ style rear entrance.
The double sided outer Mayan Columns provide display for more Solar Panels. The reception desk styled as a Mayan altar (historically reserved for human sacrifices) forms a friendly greeting point for helpful Trina Solar Staff. The entire stand painted in a stone textured paint finish replicated the material of Ancient Mayan Architecture and complimentary router cut carvings, fake vines, and ivy along with live plants & artificial turf create a rather convincing scene.