This years event saw THERE continue its award-winning form, following on from the 2014 Sydney Design Award for the Environmental Graphic Design Category.
The award was for the collaboration with Fender Katsalidis Mirams (FKM) Architects on the Garangula Gallery building facade design.The facade was constructed using timber sourced from the recently demolished Hornibrook Bridge, which once crossed the Pine River that runs through the estate.
The design solution drew inspiration from the site, the gallery function and materiality to be used, delivering a solution that would capture these aspects in a visually impactful manner.
Principal of FKM Architects and lead design on the project said, "We greatly value our collaboration with THERE who provided exhaustive research material and excellent creative responses to the project challenges. We will certainly continue to work with THERE on current and future projects”.
Garangula Gallery is a privately owned gallery sited in outback NSW and houses an extensive collection of Aboriginal art. As aboriginal art tells a story, the building tells a story through the use of crafted, recycled and locally sourced materials.
Just as storytelling is at the core of Aboriginal art, story telling is the basis of the facade design — paying homage to this tradition and heritage of materials, in an innovative and contemporary manner.
A visually stunning execution that responds to site, architecture and materiality.