Phoenix Central Park

  • Prize
    Winner in Others Space Design
  • Company/Firm
    John Wardle Architects
  • Designer
    John Wardle Architects & Durbach Block Jaggers
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, David Jaggers,
  • Other Credit
    Simon Stead, Anne Kristin Risnes, Deborah Hodge
  • Location
    Syndey, Australia
  • Project Date

This multifaceted project, initiated by a passionate private patron, captures the vision of an integrated performance space, garden and art gallery.

The performance space and gallery are entered though and linked by a central garden. A collaborative project, each element is authored by a different hand – John Wardle Architects designed the gallery and Durbach Block Jaggers designed the performance space. The buildings and gardens are linked at many levels, above and below ground, allowing for an intense interlocking of performance, nature and art.

Within the gallery, a minimal material palette of concrete and timber provides a setting that artworks can engage with. Large flexible spaces are paired with small, intimate and idiosyncratic spaces.