Havas Blvd approached Next Printing in early August 2022 with limited time to produce major branding elements on behalf of Coca-Cola and FIFA for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Trophy Tour events taking place at Sydney’s new Alliance Stadium. An overarching consideration was Coca-Cola and FIFA’s desire to be sustainable and eco-friendly wherever possible. Next was asked to consider this and to actively look for opportunities to use recyclable materials and similar initiatives. The brief included creating a non-pitch photo opportunity, pillar wraps, an entrance archway feature, branded tables, a DJ booth, a merchandise stand and media walls for an interactive zone.
A combination of sustainable materials were used for this activation (based on budget, suitability and time constraints). Reboard was utilised as the main backdrop for the VIP, stakeholder and media event on the pitch. It was also used to construct the large arched entrance feature, DJ booth and merchandise stand. Its comparable strength to MDF, FSC Certification and low carbon footprint made it an obvious choice. Enviro Fabric (made from recycled PET Bottles) was used for pillar wraps, branded table skirts and as skins for custom pop-up walls. Next produced most of the signage using recyclable or recycled materials.
Following a speedy approval of budget, Reboard items were designed and 3D rendered by Next’s industrial design team. Fortunately, drawing upon some of our existing designs expedited the approval process. With fabric and other elements given the go-ahead, Next produced all items in-house, ready for installation on-time at Allianz Stadium. Negotiating the teething problems of setting-up inside a brand-new facility, Next’s installers (along with the helpful crew from Havas Blvd) built punchy, on-brand and environmentally focused structures in a matter of hours. These stands were later quickly broken down and returned to Next for recycling and other processing.