View along Murray Street

 
Construction phase
Signage
 
Futures Technology Centre
Hobart, Tasmania

art+architecture

Consultant artist and
member of the design team.
1993/94

Every aspect of the building was considered as part of a collaboration between art and architecture which began at the concept stage. The building’s function as an education centre for young people was an important consideration and the modular nature of construction allows for future flexibility of form. The design team worked closely with a local precast concrete manufacturer and developed a ‘palette’ using combinations of oxide, aggregates and finishes. The building won the Precast Concrete Association of Australia award.

The signage for the building was designed to resemble computer icons. Each floor was colour coded and fourteen different symbols were created
as a means of navigating within the building.

 

Kevin Todd

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