A multipurpose space. Arts philanthropist Judith Neilson envisioned an immersive experience for Phoenix Central Park. The art gallery, designed by John Wardle Architects is used to house and exhibit the extensive art collection and the intimate performance space, designed by durbach block jaggers, is utilised to showcase local and international artists.
Tilt was initially approached by JWA to support them with design of a single bespoke element for this project. By the projects conclusion we had delivered over 25 unique and challenging architectural features.
Tilt’s strength throughout the project was our ability to realise the architect’s vision through the application of an Industrial Design process. Their original intent was protected in design development through to fabrication
Tilt designed all elements in consultation with the project team, then worked closely with a team of suppliers to manage the fabrication process. Tilt also managed the assembly, testing and installation of each bespoke product item.
Collaborating with two architectural firms on the one building was a unique challenge for Tilt. Our process ensured each firm could confidently pursue their unique architectural aesthetic knowing Tilt would deliver exceptional quality.
Tilt were engaged to deliver 25 custom architectural features.
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Tilt’s product design process was driven by an underlying set of design considerations.
- Design Aesthetic
An unrelenting pursuit for design excellence in the final aesthetic underpinned all product design processes and every opportunity for delivering a highly detailed and refined aesthetic was pursued by both architectural teams.
The delivery of exceptional quality in every item was paramount.
- Product Performance
As a venue designed for public performances it was critical to ensure that designed features complied with the demands of a commercial venue.
Many of the operable elements (such as doors) were required to address performance specifications for compliance purposes.
Tilt’s design and engineering process permits the integration of these two often a separated criterion (performance and aesthetics).
- Design Collaboration
By employing a multidisciplinary approach to design, we were able to co-ordinate the development and delivery of the most challenging architectural features. The products often involved a mix of structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering, and as such required significant co-ordination of design resources.Working closely with the fabricators and employing a process of prototyping the difficult to manufacture components, Tilt were able to protect the engineering integrity and proposed architectural aesthetic simultaneously.
NSW Architecture Awards 2020, Phoenix Central Park
NSW Architecture Medallion
Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture
John Verge Award for Interior Architecture
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