SAF14 - Dream Discotheques for Parramatta: An Exhibition of Design Ideas

By ai
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Nov. 7, 2014 - Nov. 21, 2014

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Image: Courtesy Information and Cultural Exchange

The 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival proudly announces the exhibition of Dream Discotheques for Parramatta.

To be presented at Parramatta based Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), the Dream Discotheques for Parramatta Project stems from an ongoing collaboration involving ICE and the University of New South Wales School of Architecture (Faculty of the Built Environment).

Led by co-curators/producer Dr Dijana Alic (UNSW) and Jonathan Wilson (ICE), Masters Students from the School of Architecture have worked hard to research and design dream discotheques for the Parramatta of the future.

Using three heritage buildings - Roxy Theatre, Astra Theatre site and Cumberland Land and Investment Building as a base design, students have explored the relationship between contemporary and heritage architecture; community history and demographic change; remnant architecture and urban development ... and designed for the future.

Brilliantly resolved, this hard design slog for Parramatta, has resulted in a range of exciting conceptual nightclubs that anticipate the explosion of economic, population and cultural growth/investement set for that city and its residents over the coming years.

Through highly individual design proposals, students reveal their take on the role architecture plays in the formation and expression of multiple suburban and urban identities.  Importantly, their design concepts aim to show how lost spaces can be revitalised as well as offer new possibilities for historic buildings in a contemporary city.

To see these designs - and very idiosyncratic plans for Parramatta after dark, step on out and visit Information and Cultural Exchange during Sydney Architecture Festival 2014 ....

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Free, booking required


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