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180 Thomas St- a walk on the Highline

1 Sep

180 Thomas Street is a very nicely designed small office building.
-built diagonally opposite the new UTS Gehry building on the old goods line viaduct (our local version of the NY Highline).
-in a very dynamic part of the city fringe near Central and Chinatown and the university precinct.
-expressive facade with a glass external lift core.
-light filled entry lobby under expressed structural building trusses (supporting new build over existing
substation).

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Above- Architect’s (Bates Smart) rendering of completed project.

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Above- current view.

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Above- Architect’s (Bates Smart) rendering of completed project.

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Above- current view.

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Above- Architect’s (Bates Smart) rendering of the light filled entry lobby.

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Above- current view from street. Note the truss and the proximity to the Sydney High Line.

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Above- trusses

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Above- the steel trusses being fabricated in Chine.

 

180 Thomas Street Ultimo is a nine storey office building constructed above an existing substation. The project includes retail tenancies at ground level, outdoor eating areas fronting the local pedestrian network, and three levels of fitout including a wintergarden. The building is a steel framed construction with external glass lifts and an extensively glazed façade. The existing structure was originally designed to accept future development and six trusses weighing a total of over 120 tonne have been mounted on struts on the existing roof to support the new works.

Project:180 Thomas St, Sydney
Architect: Bates Smart
Builder- Enstruct

Erection of the steelwork for the 180 Thomas St Haymarket project has commenced. The first steelwork to be erected was the 6 transfer trusses at plantroom level that allow the transition of the office floor plate columns to suit the contemporary office floor plate layout of the new office building and provide the 9.5m cantilever on the western side of the building. Completion of the erection of the Level 1 steelwork will allow the Level 1 concrete floor plate to be placed with the erection of the upper levels of steelwork to follow.

Fabrication for the steelwork at the 180 Thomas St Haymarket project has commenced with erection of steelwork programmed to commence in December. The steelwork for this project is being fabricated in China.

Links

http://www.slattery.com.au/projects/180-thomas-street-sydney/#sthash.YMdodKzN.dpuf

 

August Construction update

1 Aug

There are half a dozen fantastic projects going up within half a mile of Central Station.

Here are some recent update pictures (changing rapidly…)

01. Central Park

That heliport still amazes me every time I walk past it. And the greenery growing on the walls. Talk about smoke and mirrors. However, it does work to set this development apart from the other boring stuff. And the site is superb too.

More images- http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/NEW/NEW15.htm

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02. 163 Castlereagh Street (ANZ Tower).

Up in mid-town, the new ANZ tower by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) has turned out wonderfully. The good detailing and sense of design that FJMT usually display on their libraries (etc) is here employed to make some urbanely relaxed inner city spaces.

More images- http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/NEW/NEW01.htm

 

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03.  Construction of the new 14-storey faculty UTS ITE Building dramatically sheathed in angular aluminium on the corner of Broadway and Jones Street. A somewhat disturbingly modern (decon) facade (modern Brutalism..) facing the main entry to the city. This may turn out badly.

More images- http://sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd7-023.htm

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04.  The UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

Just down the road from the ITE Building is the new superstar-Gehry-designed Chau Chak Wing. The facade has not started to go on but it promises to be a good one. It is also sited on an old elevated disused railway corridor that promises to become a very interesting and dynamic part of Sydney.

More images- http://sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd7-021.htm

 

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05. 180 Thomas Street, Haymarket. Bates Smart

Won through a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition.
Very nice little office building, opposite the Gehry UTS building (on the old railway building. A conversion of a 10 year old plinth.

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Above- a BS rendering of the completed project.

Broadway's role in city life on the rise

5 Dec

Kelsey Munro, Jen Rosenberg SMH December 3, 2011

The price of good design


IN A few years, an unloved and unlovely part of the city will have been transformed into ”a gallery of eminent architects”, with new buildings by three Pritzker Prize winners, a 6400-square-metre park and a power station.

Investments totalling $1.5 billion from the University of Technology, Sydney, along with the joint venture developing the former Carlton&United Breweries site near Central Station, are set to reshape the southern end of the city centre.

On Broadway’s south side, a 33-storey residential tower shrouded in elaborate vertical gardens is rising around a new landscaped park, remnant brewery buildings and a planned tri-generation power station to supply the new complex.


Terraced gardens at One Central Park. Artist’s impression.

A cantilevered heliostat at the top of the building will direct light into the complex and become a digital artwork at night.

One Central Park


One Central Park, Sydney. Artist’s impression.

”There’s no doubt it’s going to be a stunning transformation over the next five years,” Guy Pahor, of Frasers Property, said.

Frasers is developing the One Central Park site in a joint venture with Sekisui House. ”Broadway’s going to be transformed, not just by the nature and volume of the construction, but the quality – call it a gallery of eminent architects,” he said.

With Gehry, there are Jean Nouvel, Richard Johnson, Norman Foster and vertical-garden pioneer Patrick Blanc in the internationals.


Atelier Jean Nouvel, residential towers with the heliostat illuminated at night time. Central Park. Artist’s impression.

Australian firms include Tzannes Associates, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Denton Corker Marshall and Durbach Block Jaggers.

Gehry, Nouvel and Foster have won the Pritzker, architecture’s highest honour.

When the first stage of One Central Park is finished in late 2013, there will be about 1900 new apartments for 2500 residents and space for 5400 workers in offices and a four-storey mall.


Richard Johnson buildings, Cental Park. Artist’s impression.

The developer has worked to sway objectors angry at the height of the towers, holding several community forums, investing in a public art program and allowing local artists to work rent-free in heritage warehouses on the site.


Atelier Jean Nouvel, residential towers, Central Park. Artist’s impression.

UTS

For UTS, the development was as much about creating an education hub for the whole area as it was expanding its footprint, the vice-chancellor, Ross Milbourne, said.

”The exciting thing about this project is that it takes an area that has been quite rundown – it’s always been the poor cousin to the rest of Sydney – and it’s really reinventing itself to be a cultural and educational precinct.”

Across the road, the base of the 27-storey brutalist concrete UTS tower will be wrapped in an undulating glass facade, and construction starts in March on a new 14-storey faculty building dramatically sheathed in angular aluminium on the corner of Broadway and Jones Street.

Off Harris Street, the university is also building Australia’s first Frank Gehry building, with its distinctive crumpled facade and treehouse-like skeleton, which caused much controversy when plans were unveiled late last year.

UTS’s Dr Chau Chak Wing building, designed by Frank Gehry, his first Australian project. The 16,030-square-meter (172,545-square-foot) business school building at the University of Technology, Sydney, will have a “treehouse” design, incorporating a core yellow brick and crinkly glass structure, with “branches” spreading away from it, Gehry says.

Significantly, the site engages with the adjacent abandoned railway line and bridge and will feed into the pedestrian zone further up.

 

Professor Milbourne said the university had planned its growth to benefit students and the neighbourhood. ”We have a plan for student growth on our campus but part of it is to make it a better student experience, so more space for students … increasing student housing around this area and making it a safer environment,” he said.

The Broadway redesign links two other big redevelopments – Darling Harbour and Barangaroo – but has managed much of the latter’s controversy.

Professor Milbourne and the UTS deputy vice-chancellor (resources), Patrick Woods, attribute that to strong collaboration with the neighbours. These include the ABC, the Powerhouse Museum and TAFE.


Atelier Jean Nouvel, residential towers, Central Park. Artist’s impression.

David Riordan, director of TAFE NSW-Sydney Institute, said the relationship between the two institutions was very positive.

”This is going to be the hub of education in Australia and we believe that we’re here to meet those needs and that we’ll be a key player,” Mr Riordan said.

Copyright SMH

Central Park- Laneway plan grows from heritage-listed alley

16 Aug

Kelsey Munro Urban Affairs, August 15, 2011

THE developer of the former brewery site at Broadway has engaged a Sydney architect to turn a crumbling, heritage-listed alley near Central Station into a bustling Melbourne-style laneway precinct.

Kensington Street runs south from Broadway along the boundary of the brewery site and is lined with vacant, heritage-listed terraces and brewery administration buildings, some home to artists’ studios.

The street is book-ended with two great Art-Deco pubs- at the east the County Clare.

As it looked in the fifties, note the tram lines and clear road.

And on the western end by this robust specimen (love the stumpy concrete awning)…

Architect Tim Greer, who oversaw the reinvention of Eveleigh Carriageworks and the award-winning Paddington Reservoir Gardens, is running the project, which he said will provide a threshold zone between lower-rise, old city blocks and the towering new residential precinct.

Frasers Property’s chief executive officer, Guy Pahor, said the Melbourne laneway concept was apposite for what will be renamed Kensington Lane. ”This has a lot of parallels in terms of the scale,” he said, ”but also in what we intend to do with it, which is provide a rich diversity of uses which may include small eclectic retail outlets, cafes, possibly small book stores, possibly a boutique hotel and student accommodation.

”The restoration of the old Clare Hotel and the Fosters administration building is part of that mix.”

Mr Pahor said the developer was investing in the laneway because it believed the success of Central Park, the residential component, would depend on the quality of the public spaces delivered around it.

Brewery workers on their smoko break, some years ago.

Mr Greer said: ”[Kensington Lane] has some very significant remnant heritage buildings and also a lot of missing teeth which are ripe for new contemporary buildings.”

Frasers Property expects to put a detailed proposal for the laneway to planning authorities next year.

The building site yesterday.

The completed project, showing the “central park” open space.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/laneway-plan-grows-from-heritagelisted-alley-20110814-1it4j.html#ixzz1V6A7KFqQ

Metro Plaza Central- Latest rumblings from the Haymarket.

18 Jul

The UTS campus and the Haymarket area in general (including Chinatown) is emerging as one of Sydney’s demographic and cultural hot spots (Central Park, the Gehry building, etc, etc). Below is some info on a proposed multi-res development by Metroland on a long dormant site.

Metro Plaza Central, Haymarket

Haymarket, Metro Plaza Central with 15 levels of luxury residential apartments, (studios or one, two and three bedroom layouts). The lower levels will contain 3 floors of retail shops plus restaurants and underground parking.
Metro Plaza central will be diagonally situated across from UTS’ new Faculty of Business to be designed by Frank Ghery. Pre-sales and construction were expected to commence in September 2010 (stated on website).

This site has been used as a carpark since the ’80s. An old market Federation Warehouse style facade has been preserved on the corner. Many of these facades have been cleverly reused in the Haymarket area and have maintained the market character of the area (see below for examples).

I don’t think that the Metroland scheme actually deals successfully with the old facade element- in fact it is very difficult

Link- http://www.metroland.com.au/p40_Metroplazacentral.html

 

75 Quay Street
height-12storeys/52m
2 basements
ground floor retail
10 storeys office
12th floor-plant
site-3000sqm
office space-26,300sqm +retail
carspace-62+ 82 public
developer-NGI management
Architects-Watermark Architecture & Interiors Pty Ltd
floor plate-U shape with full height internal void.
feature-incorporates 1912 brick facade

Image- Culwulla

Above- the original scheme.

An alternative design by the Smart Design Studio. Cor!

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Also in the UTS area-

Beauty and science unite as UTS campus development unfolds

07 Jul 2011

In summary:

Building plans have been unveiled for a gently undulating building inspired by the organic forms of a tree grove, to be located at the heart of UTS’s city campus and to serve the evolving needs of the UTS Science Faculty
The design for the building was won by Sydney practice Durbach Block Jaggers, in association with BVN Architecture as part of a design competition held recently
The building will be part of the billion-dollar city campus masterplan.

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Under new plans that have just been unveiled, a gently undulating building inspired by the organic forms of a tree grove will soon sit at the heart of UTS’s city campus.

The proposal for a new Thomas Street building by Sydney practice Durbach Block Jaggers, in association with BVN Architecture, was declared the winner of a design competition recently held by the university as part of its visionary City Campus Master Plan.

The Thomas Street Building will mainly service the Faculty of Science, said Vice-Chancellor Professor Ross Milbourne. However, its position overlooking Alumni Green, the university’s principal open space, means that the building will also have an important civic role to play.

“The architects have proposed a building with a sensitive, human-scale character,” said Professor Milbourne. “The design responds to the vibrancy of campus life while also ensuring that we have the facilities we need for ground-breaking teaching, learning and research.”

Professor Milbourne believes the sensitive character will be exemplified by an organic undulation of the façade overlooking the campus’s Alumni Green and a subtle variation in the grid of windows to envelop the structure. At ground level, colonnaded arcades will connect the Green to both Thomas Street and Jones Street.

Internally, the architect’s proposal maximises the amount of floor space available to the university while also creating large, flexible floor plates that connect to the neighbouring, existing Science Building.

“A key challenge was to reconcile the seemingly clinical function of the building with its position at the edge of the university’s inner sanctum,” said Durbach Block Jaggers principal Neil Durbach. “Creating an animated façade similar to a tree branching was one strategy but we worked hard to ensure this didn’t compromise the technical requirements of the building nor its green credentials.”

As a science-focused facility, the building will feature dry labs, servicing disciplines such as physics. It will also connect to the existing, adjacent UTS Science Building. Other functions proposed for the building include general teaching spaces, lecture theatre and social spaces such as a café at ground level.

The undulating frontage that overlooks Alumni Green is four-storeys high, stepping up to a linear five-storey frontage along Thomas Street. A green roof will sit on top of the Alumni-Green-facing top floor, providing the university with additional open space that could also be used for Science teaching and research.

UTS will now engage Durbach Block Jaggers and BVN to develop a concept design based on their winning proposal for UTS approval. During this design development process, the architects will work closely with the university, including the Faculty of Science.

An eight-member competition jury chose the winning proposal from a pool of seven entries by Australian architects. These seven architects were selected to participate in the design competition following a nationally advertised, open Expression of Interest process.

The university anticipates commencing excavation of the site towards the end of 2011 with construction starting around mid-2012. The new facility will be open in time for the 2014 academic year.

Durbach Block Jaggers is a small office of eight, whose work has won many state and national architectural awards including the Robin Boyd, Harry Seidler and Lloyd Rees Awards.

BVN Architecture is one of Australia’s largest architectural practices. They were the authors of the UTS City Campus 2020 Master Plan. Durbach Block Jaggers and BVN Architecture have collaborated together many times.

The Thomas Street Building is one of the new buildings proposed under UTS’s City Campus Master Plan, a $1billion transformation that will redefine UTS and Sydney’s southern CBD.

Link- http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2011/07/beauty-and-science-unite-as-uts-campus-development-unfolds

Historical Notes

Haymarket

Governor Bourke decided in 1834 to move traders in hay and grain to a site next to the new cattle market in Campbell Street, Sydney.  This area became colloquially known as Haymarket.  Governor Bourke’s decision to allow the market to stay open until 10pm on Saturdays marks the real beginnings of what we know today as Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets.

By 1842, when the markets came under the jurisdiction of Sydney Council, the Saturday Paddy’s-style market was well established

Paddy’s Markets

The origin of the name Paddy’s has been in use since at least the 1870s.  It was most likely “borrowed” from England.  The Irish area of Liverpool had a well known Paddy’s Market and what went on in the empty block opposite the market sheds was in essence the same as our original Paddy’s.

A Paddy’s Market was an open air affair, a mixture of merry-go-rounds, sideshows, saveloy sellers, farmers with produce and animals for sale, second hand dealers, craftsmen and members of the rag trade.

Thomas Street

Field House and Thomas Street is named after Thomas and Herbert Field, two brothers who emigrated with their families in 1885 from Kent, England.  The two brothers found their niche in the fresh produce market and developed a booming business in the heart of Sydney’s trade centre.  By the time of World War 1 the Field brothers controlled one-third of Sydney’s wholesale meat business.  By 1931 T. A. Field Ltd had grown into a meat and pastoral empire, with headquarters in Thomas Street, Sydney, and interests extending throughout eastern Australia.

During the great depression the Field brothers opened their doors to house the governments Outdoor Relief and Stores Department.  This Department carried out major assistance to the needy citizens of Sydney by providing basic dietary requirements.  Over the years, economic and natural disasters placed immense pressures on the resources, reaching a peak when in 1930 over 10,000 people were assisted each week and 3,705 tons of food was distributed over the year.  The location of the Thomas Street premises being so close to Central Station meant that an Outpatients Department and Dispensary also operated there 7 days a week until the mid 1950’s.

TONY OWEN NEW APARTMENT BUILDING AS WORK OF URBAN ART

27 Apr

The latest building by Tony Owen blurs the line between architecture and urban billboard. Work has commenced on the EDEN apartments in Sydney.

This infill project is located in a varied and complex part of the Sydney cityscape and is visible from many vantages. The office sought to explore the possibilities of adding to the tapestry as a piece of art in the urban landscape. In a unique approach, the final image was chosen from an on-line poll of various options to allow the public to decide the streetscape of their city.

Vertical louvres of varying colours and textures create a pattern on the eight-storey facade that is discernable only from a distance.
Up close it’s just a part of the colour of the city, by when viewed from afar a distinct image emerges of fabric flowing in the breeze.


Five visual concepts were trialed, including the face of a beautiful woman, and subjected to an on-line vote on architect Tony Owen’s website. Some Council officers even registered their preference, with the abstract fabric design being judged more appropriate than the graphic of the attractive blonde, the floating clouds, the cityscape and the CBD skyline.

Eden will have 24 apartments in a diverse mix of layouts, from one to three-bedrooms. The two-storey configurations may have their roots in a traditional Victorian terrace but these have evolved into modern habitats with high ceilings, dramatic voids, double-height windows and wintergardens.


The vertical louvres are there for more than just show; they function for sun control, privacy, and help to modulate temperatures within the apartments.
Interiors are bold, with colourful tiles, geometric-patterned wallpaper, exposed storage options, modular joinery, and kitchens designed as large pieces of furniture to maximise the space.

'Artists In Residence’ opens at Central Park

12 Apr

Frasers Property Australia is undertaking an $8 million public art programme at Central Park, the redevelopment of the former Carlton United Brewery site, in Chippendale.

Frasers commissioned highly acclaimed Sydney artists Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford of Turpin + Crawford Studio to develop a holistic public art strategy for Central Park in 2009. The strategy provides a cohesive long-term thematic and planning framework for the commissioning of permanent and temporary public artwork at Central Park.

Turpin + Crawford will work with other public art curators to ensure the highest calibre contemporary art is commissioned for Central Park. Renowned curator Anne Loxley is currently collaborating with Turpin + Crawford on the ‘Artists In Residence’ temporary art project for the historic Irving Street Brewery.

Turpin + Crawford have also been commissioned by Frasers to deliver the major kinetic artwork ‘Halo’, especially designed for Chippendale Green, the major new public park at the heart of the new precinct.

Importantly, Frasers’ commitment to public art and cultural at Central Park includes both temporary activations of the site and permanent installations.

Other art and cultural initiatives from Frasers include the highly regarded and awarded FraserStudios art space managed by Queen Street Studio, a supportive relationship with the UTS School of Architecture and ‘Art at Central Park’ with local gallery NG Gallery.

Upcoming art projects at Central Park include:

• Artists in Residence is an ambitious temporary public art installation that will see four major artworks installed one after the other on the heritage Irving Street Brewery building, within the Central Park construction site. Beginning this April with ‘Local Memory’ by Brook Andrew, the project will ‘grow’ as works by artists Mikala Dwyer, duo Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro and Caroline Rothwell are sequentially and cumulatively installed over the year. Responding to the concept of artists ‘taking up residence’ in the brewery building, these highly regarded Australian artists will transform the building with an arresting and dynamic suite of artworks.

• Turpin + Crawford’s major new artwork, ‘Halo’ will be installed at Central Park later this year. ‘Halo’, a kinetic wind-driven sculpture, will be a dynamic centrepiece for the Central Park precinct. A 12-metre diameter carbon fibre ring ‘floats’ off-centre around a 14-metre high pole. Gently spinning in the wind, the ring tilts and turns in a slow and mesmerizing airborne motion.

• FraserStudios is the creative transformation of three warehouses on Kensington Street, within the Central Park development site, into artists’ studios and rehearsal space.  Managed by Queen Street Studio, a not for profit local arts management company, FraserStudios opened in September 2008 and will remain open until December 2011. Free visual and performing arts residencies are offered, plus subsidised rehearsal space, events and workshops.

• ‘On Exhibition’ is a rolling program of exhibitions within the Central Park Display Pavilion, curated by managed by NG Gallery. Having commenced in October 2010 with former FraserStudios visual arts resident Mai Nguyen-Long, On Exhibition will continue to feature predominantly local artists. Frasers’ acquires a work from each exhibition, slowly building an eclectic collection.

• French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc has created 24 vertical gardens for the façades of One Central Park’s two residential towers. These living artworks will embody the green sensibility underpinning the precinct.
• One of the unique architectural features of Central Park is the dramatic lighting installation to One Central Park’s monumental cantilevered heliostat. Yann Kersale is a renowned lighting artist, based in France, whose previous collaborations with architect Jean Nouvel include Torre Agbar in Barcelona. At night the heliostat’s thousands of LED lights will theatrically and colourfully illuminate the towers, carving a shimmering firework of movement in the sky.

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‘Artists In Residence’ opens at Central Park
Frasers Property Australia launches $450,000 temporary public art project

Sydney – 12 April 2011 – Frasers Property Australia will tonight open the $450,000 Artists In Residence project, a major component of the developer’s $8 million public art program at its landmark Central Park mixed-use development project in Sydney’s downtown.

Artists in Residence is a temporary public art project designed to transform the iconic, heritage-listed Irving Street Brewery building and brick chimney – prominently located at the centre of the Central Park development site – with the installation of four large, vibrant and witty artworks that will attract the attention of local residents, students and passers-by commuting to the city via Broadway.

As the first artist to unveil his work, Brook Andrew will tonight ‘switch on’ his piece, ‘Local Memory’, which features 18 individual photographic portraits of locals who have been in some way associated with the brewery throughout its working history from 1908-1998.
Local Memory is situated on the Broadway-facing façade of the Irving Street Brewery, perfectly placed to surprise and captivate passers-by.

Artists In Residence curator Anne Loxley said Mr Andrew’s artwork uses the architectural remnants of two floors of the brewery to arrange the 18 large-scale photographs, which will each be framed in red neon. The artist describes the work as “as a large-scale pulsating, glowing wall of faces”.

“Brook’s work depicts not only the workers but the brewery’s broader community. In researching this work he was interested not just in the workers, but also local residents, people who visited and drank at the pubs, kids who played in the area and even people who may have delivered or made other calls for various reasons at the brewery,” Ms Loxley said.

Four artworks will be installed on the Irving Street Brewery Building from April until early 2012 and will remain in place for up to three years. The works will be installed every three months, so that gradually, a playful ‘conversation’ will develop between the four works.

Ms Loxley said that as a whole, the four Artists In Residence artworks will not just intrigue and delight passers-by, they will allow pause to consider in myriad and open-ended ways, the history, nature and future of Central Park.

Artists In Residence was conceived and developed by art consultants and acclaimed public artists Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford, whose intention was to gradually transform the much-loved building with a group of bold and imaginative ‘residents’ who take occupancy with their arresting and mostly sculptural interventions. 

Ms Crawford said each artist had been given free rein to create an artwork that will not only contribute to the creative character of the Chippendale community, but would also be inspired by “the history, fluids, processes and intoxications of the site’s brewing past.”

In June 2011, ‘Local Memory’ will be complemented by Mikala Dwyer’s work which will crown the iconic 52 metre tall chimney. Later in 2011, the collaborative duo Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro will install a major sculpture. The final installation by Caroline Rothwell will be revealed in early 2012. 

Artists In Residence showcases the work of four of Australia’s most highly regarded contemporary artists selected from a competition involving seven artists. Brook Andrew’s work has been featured in numerous prestigious exhibitions both in Australia and internationally; in 2009 Mikala Dwyer was the recipient of an Australia Council fellowship; the collaborative duo Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, represented Australia at the 2009 Venice Biennale; and Caroline Rothwell recently exhibited a major installation at the Contemporary Art Society, London.

Frasers Property Australia’s CEO Guy Pahor said the $450,000 public art project will engage and enthrall the local and broader public, who will be able to literally watch the transformation of the brewery from street level.

“Artists In Residence forms part of Frasers’ $8 million public art programme which includes temporary work designed to enliven the site during construction, as well as permanent works embedded within the parks, streetscapes and buildings of Central Park,” Mr Pahor said.

“Chippendale has a well-established creative community and a colourful, eclectic character. We’d like to see that creative character extend into Central Park, and our public art programme is a major commitment to this end,” added Mr Pahor.

The Central Park Display Pavilion is now open daily from 10am to 6pm, at 80 Broadway, Chippendale. Telephone 1300 857 057 for details or visit www.centralparksydney.com.

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Media enquiries:
Libby Conway at The Capital Group 02 9252 3900 or 0439 076 835 lconway@capital.com.au
Lisa McCutchion at Frasers Property, tel (02) 8823 8800 or 0407 222 206, lisa.mccutchion@frasersproperty.com.au

 
About Frasers Property Australia
Frasers Property Australia (Frasers Property Management Australia Pty Ltd) is the Australasian division of Frasers Property, the international property arm of Frasers Centrepoint Limited. Frasers Property Australia is currently planning or developing residential, commercial and retail properties, including ‘Central Park’ on Broadway, ‘Lumiere Residences’, ‘Lorne Killara’ and ‘Trio’ in Sydney and residential subdivisions in Western Australia and New Zealand.

In 2009 Frasers Property Australia won the NSW Urban Development Institute of Australia Award for Concept Design for its $2billion future Central Park development, and the Property Council of Australia’s National Award for mixed-use development for Regent Place. 

Frasers Centrepoint Limited, a leading property company based in Singapore, is an integrated real estate company with a global portfolio of residential, commercial and serviced apartment properties spanning 16 countries across Asia, Australasia and the United Kingdom.