Sydney exhibition: A room in the city

April 28, 2011

An exhibition by architects Lacoste + Stevenson showcasing their design for the new podium that will wrap the UTS Tower on Broadway in Sydney.

An exhibition by architects Lacoste + Stevenson showcasing their design for the UTS Podium Project.

The new podium extension to the iconic Brutalist tower at UTS is an opportunity for the university to reinvent its presence along Broadway, in Sydney and beyond, and is part of the UTS city campus masterplan. Lacoste + Stevenson’s project, together with other work by Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster and Denton Corker Marshall will create a new, vibrant and contemporary precinct along this stretch of Broadway.

The new podium will act as a gateway to the university, providing a new entrance and catering for a large range of activities that will attract a broad audience. The open and welcoming semi-transparent building will feature a curved glass exterior, with a frit pattern along its surface. Large-scale structural, lace steel columns contribute to the lightness of the building. Their hollow centre allows visual connections between floors, natural ventilation and the light to penetrate deep inside. Vertical circulation will take place inside the columns.

The exhibition will include conceptual diagrams, perspectives, models and an animation of the design for the podium, created by Lacoste + Stevenson in association with Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke and Six Degrees.

*Exhibition opening* 6-8pm Wednesday 4 May 2011
*Exhibition dates* 4-16 May 2011
*Where* 50 Kensington St, Chippendale 2007


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