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The “Art Wall” by Dale Jones-Evans

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The “Art Wall” building in Kings Cross uses a simple rusting steel screen topped by an advertising hoarding to provide an extraordinarily powerful and iconic intervention in an intersection famous for its crassness. It is simultaneously aggressive, playful, sophisticated and modest in scale. It mediates between residential and commercial and gives the Cross a showcase for public art with a benevolence unusual in the district.

The particular use of Corten-type steel over a cheap and practical structure integrates the whole building into a tight sculptural geometry without compromising the essential tawdriness of the surroundings.

Credits

Architect
Dale Jones-Evans Architecture
Project Team
Dale Jones-Evans, Maki Yamaji, Jarrod Manevski, Paul Myers, Kathryn Mellander
Consultants
Acoustic consultant Richard Heggie & Associates
Building certifier DLM Consulting Group
Developer FTB Group
Geotechnical engineer Coffey Geosciences
Hydraulic, mechanical and electrical consultant Hyder Consulting
Project manager Award Project Management
Quantity surveyor JPQS
Services consultant Holmes Fire & Safety
Steel fabrication H & J Metal Work
Structural consultant Hyder Consulting
Surveyor Beuthien de Nett
Site details
Location Kings Cross,  Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Category Commercial / public buildings
Project Details
Status Built

Source

Archive

Published online: 1 Nov 2004

Issue

Architecture Australia, November 2004

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