Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 25 Winter 2010 Contents IREDALE PEDERSEN
AWARD The Iwan Iwano Award for Small
Project Architecture. SPONSOR The Australian
Institute of Architec ts (WA chapter).
The PTA information centre uses architecture to create a
centralised identity for the metropolitan public transpor t
network. Dwarfed by the rapidly emerging 140 William
Street tower building, its two pods hover precariously
above the entrance to the Perth underground station,
providing a brief moment of visual clarity in contrast
to the chaos of the existing retail context. Identity
and recognition is achieved through colour and form.
Transperth Green is applied to the exterior Alucobond
shell of each pod, immediately identifying with the transport
network. The structural glazing on the front elevation
exposes the activity of the centre to the underground
station entry. Internally, the colours continue in network
line hues, with cabinets containing the correspondingly
coloured brochures for each of the transport lines. All
other surfaces are purposely white, sculptured and precise.
The design responds to the dynamic movement of passing
people and commuters, and creates a sense of intrigue when
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