Axle, South Eveleigh
Axle brings together the long east-west alignments of the historic railway workshops with a fluid curvilinear form inspired by the landscape of the adjacent park.These forms are interlocked in a dynamic embrace opening and closing, with natural light drawn in between them to fill the workspaces below, creating great spatial complexity, diversity and a strong sense of identity. The composition continues into the detail of the foyers, the atriums, the bridges and meeting pod facades with a refined complement of warm natural materials.
A series of timber and glass meeting rooms punctuate the edges of the atrium, providing visual interest whilst creating a series of linked but human scaled work zones. The remaining atrium edges are expressed as series of glass and white horizontal ribbons spliced together with soft curves to create a highly fluid and organic expression.
The structure of the atrium roof responds directly to the curved geometry of the plan to create a softly undulating form of varying depth.
Integrated Cultural Artworks
untitled (red gum slabs)’ Foyer Artwork by Jonathan Jones
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