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LIMINAL ARCHITECTURE | participates in Architecture Week's Hobart Visions Exhibition

Posted 25 October 2012

See the Hobart Visions - Past Present Future exhibition organised by the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

The exhibition showcases 100 years of speculative ideas for sites within Hobart at theIXL Atrium off Hunter Treet, Sullivans Cove.

On until 27 October, 2012.

Liminal Architecture collaborated with Johnson Pilton Walker on a proposal that seeks to create a gateway to Hobart for those arriving and departing by sea.

Liminal Architecture collaborated with Johnson Pilton Walker on a proposal that seeks to create a gateway to Hobart for those arriving and departing by sea. This collaboration forms part of the Hobart Visions - Past Present Future exhibition organised by the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

In the context of Hobart’s majestic natural skyline, the challenge was treating the existing shed building so it creates a presence without competing with its context.

The tweaked roof form is orientated to the city and the river which creates a welcoming and expressive greeting gesture while providing a celebrated point of arrival and departure within the larger landscape.

By exposing the impressive existing skeletal structure of the shed and treating the low-lying roof so it acts as a glimmering beacon seen at a distance by all those arriving by sea, without the need to grow in scale, the building celebrates the ‘last stop before Antarctica’ and becomes a worthy gateway for visitors.

Vision for MAC 2 Shed