Location: Sydney, Australia
Completion date: 2020
Aluminium fabrication and installation
GRC and timber installation
ASPECT Studio + Jiwah
Carriageworks / Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Interchange Pavilion is a meeting place where tracks converge, a place of interchange where paths cross.
Drawing inspiration from the precinct’s rail history, Studio Chris Fox worked with the salient geometries of the railroad switch; the point at which a train can change its course, moving from one trajectory to another. The work is a tribute to the diverse stories and journeys of people connected with the Eveleigh Rail Yards.
Interchange Pavilion combines robotically moulded glass reinforced concrete, 1400 pieces of router cut Australian hardwood and 250 metres of stainless steel ground rails. Studio Chris Fox designed, modelled and managed each component of the project with a computational workflow. The result is a 350 square metre public art installation that has created a new flexible meeting place and community event space, rich with heritage meaning in this unique rail precinct.
Design and delivery of iconic landmark public artwork for Mirvac's South Everleigh precinct in inner-city Sydney.
Awards / 2021 Good Design Awards Australia, Gold Accolade in the Architectural Design - Urban Design and Public Spaces / 2021 Architecture MasterPrize, Honourable Mentions in Architectural Design - Miscellaneous Architecture, Landscape Architecture - Installations and Structures / 2021 Australian Timber Design Awards Finalist, Standalone Structure