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Wintergarden Façade / Studio 505

  • 01:00 - 13 July, 2012
Wintergarden Façade / Studio 505
Wintergarden Façade / Studio 505, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +17

© John Gollings

“The Wintergarden Façade is a radically experiential composition, a complex and beautiful study of nature, geometry and layering that communicates the rich diversity of life”

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings

The brief for the new facades to the three street frontages of the Wintergarden Shopping Centre in central Brisbane required the creative application of a coherent identity and architecturally holistic sensibility in order to realise a multitude of intentions – to create an entertaining and engaging retail experience, a lifestyle destination and a 'must-go-to' meeting place and thoroughfare – at the heart of Brisbane's city centre.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings

Our response to this brief was to build upon the deep cultural collateral and public good will that resides in the site and the name 'Wintergarden' and create a radically experiential composition, a complex and beautiful study of nature, geometry and layering that communicates the rich diversity of life. It is not an 'illustration' of nature nor is it merely an abstract pattern. The depth of engagement with these façades lies within this irresolvable ambiguity.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings

The main visual 'structure' of the façade is created by the trees that run (beyond) each side of the façade. As with looking into a forest the first glimpse is of a dense complexity that is almost 'barrier-like'. Then on closer inspection gaps appear and substantial depth is read. Details emerge and the rhythmic activity of life and light energises the scene and captivates the imagination.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings

As the position and strength of the sun changes from day to day and season to season so the folds, cuts and textures of the façade generate new patterns of highlights and shadows, and as night falls the lighting within the façade creates yet another reading. A low resolution integrated lighting system has been created that can change from a snowstorm through to the bursting of spring, into summer and finally into autumn, all within a single night. Rain, sunsets, storms and fireworks are other examples of the system’s expressive capabilities. In short, the façade is similar and different but never the same. As well as being functional the façade is also engaging and entertaining.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings

Every panel and layer in the 4,000m2 façade has a unique design that is fully expressed through the dynamic, experiential interplay between a considered but expansive palette of colours and a rich language of cutting, scoring, folding and lighting all of which coalesce as a rich, coherent, cultural experience.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings

Our work on Wintergarden has enriched the studio's knowledge in the fields of screen geometry, cutting, folding and panelising to the point where the most complex elements of design and construction are converted from creative potential and idealism to practical achievability.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

Courtesy of Studio 505

Viewed from the street corners at Edward and Elizabeth, and Queen and Edward the new façade clearly establishes Wintergarden as the undisputable 'living heart' of this busy urban thoroughfare.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Wintergarden Façade / Studio 505" 13 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/253599/wintergarden-racade-studio-505/>
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41 Comments

Manuel Malagon Alvarez · December 19, 2012

Absolutely awful, boring and nonsense! Is that architecture? :(

Matt Rumbelow · July 16, 2012

Our Wintergarden facade project is featured on ArchDaily - check it out! http://t.co/m2VL3qKJ

Catherine Bauer · July 16, 2012

Must visit the city again - Wintergarden Facade / Studio 505 |Brisbane | ArchDaily http://t.co/ATVyr4dt via @archdaily

Action Sheetmetal GC · July 16, 2012

Fantastic project. RT @studio505_arch: Our Wintergarden #facade project is featured on ArchDaily - check it out http://t.co/2W2TDk6m #design

studio505 · July 16, 2012

Our Wintergarden facade project is featured on ArchDaily - check it out! http://t.co/m2VL3qKJ

Shuian · July 15, 2012

ONLY IN AUSTRALIA: Wintergarden Facade / Studio 505 | ArchDaily http://t.co/JxiNg67n

Patrick H · July 14, 2012

I think the word is Facade, not Racade. Anyway, this is an interesting mix of art and architecture. I agree that the side elevation is more interesting than the longer "main" elevation. But the best-ooking shot is from inside, with the sunlight coming through!

jhshin · July 14, 2012

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bagoes poernomo · July 14, 2012

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Archtivists · July 14, 2012

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Chris Knapp · July 14, 2012

Sweet: Wintergarden Facade / Studio 505 | ArchDaily http://t.co/iuPT2LN6 via @archdaily

jijingzheng · July 14, 2012

How does it feel when u r inside the building? Wintergarden Racade / Studio 505 http://t.co/8Q5b6m6o

Editor · July 14, 2012

Wintergarden Racade - Brisbane - Studio 505 http://t.co/GjPMfaG8

Adoba Eco Hotel · July 14, 2012

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Adoba Eco Hotel · July 14, 2012

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Adoba Eco Hotel · July 14, 2012

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?? · July 14, 2012

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Fedora Dasilva · July 14, 2012

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Cenk Cindibek · July 14, 2012

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Marcel Kronenburg · July 14, 2012

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BLAH CITY · July 14, 2012

Brisbane: The Wintergarden Façade is a radically experiential composition, a complex and beautiful study of nature... http://t.co/P4ofK3Y8

ARQUISON · July 14, 2012

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Lee 'Legend' Smith · July 14, 2012

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BlueLinx Victoria · July 14, 2012

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Interface · July 14, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Nice! how bout this: http://t.co/T93Jgwvl @honcompany @Interface_NA @FLOR__ @designstudioltd @AdobaEcoHotel @Perkinswill_MIN

The HON Company · July 14, 2012

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Miguel Mendoza · July 13, 2012

A façade with layers of awesomeness. [Wintergarden Racade / Studio 505 | ArchDaily http://t.co/T6ysmCnZ @archdaily]

Haley Montgomery · July 13, 2012

Amazing example of art in public places >> Wintergarden Racade / Studio 505 | ArchDaily http://t.co/oVkQlUfN via @archdaily

Haley Montgomery · July 13, 2012

Amazing example of art in public places >> Wintergarden Racade / Studio 505 | ArchDaily http://t.co/1u7wwg7I via @archdaily

FdAIDPCornwall · July 13, 2012
Quoc-Long NGUYEN · July 13, 2012

The side face is more interesting than the main one. I wonder if the main one wasn't that repeated texture, this building might be in better look.
However, this is a great project !!

Quoc-Long NGUYEN · July 13, 2012

The side face is more interesting than the main one. I wonder if the main one wasn't that repeated texture, this building might be in better look.
However, this is a great project. But...what about architecture ?

Sue Ingleton · July 16, 2012 06:47 AM

architecture? do you mean bricks & mortar, concrete & steel?The brief was to give a facade to cover the awful architecture! They succeeded in creating a living, mobile, intricate, wild and lovely EXPERIENCE!

metin aygün · July 13, 2012

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stephen silvestri · July 13, 2012

Australian integrated Facade... Wintergarden Racade / Studio 505 | ArchDaily http://t.co/KQA8dLIr via @archdaily

Makio135 Daily Insp · July 13, 2012

Wintergarden Racade / Studio 505 http://t.co/1lfR56d6 #Daily_Inspiration

Nick Channon · July 13, 2012

Check out the butterflies on this facade http://t.co/YcCjltkC

LBP Art · July 13, 2012

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Location: Brisbane QLD,... http://t.co/TfOfWx62 #LittleBearProd

LittleBearProd · July 13, 2012

#ArchitectMuse: Wintergarden Racade / Studio 505: Architects: Studio 505
Location: Brisbane QLD,... http://t.co/gGInn5SN #LittleBearProd

Walt · July 13, 2012

John Warwicker is part of a creative group he co-founded, 'tomato'.Their work is worth looking into.

H-J · July 13, 2012

Only in Australia...

Y.s · July 13, 2012

Super Amazing !!

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