The Sydenham Green Amenities are located in a park directly under the flight path of Sydney Airport’s third runway. Resembling a fallen section of fuselage, the building provides much needed amenity to users of the park. Distinct lines and angular, slightly crumpled form reference the planes passing overhead at three minute intervals.
Rough textured bricks, compressed fiber cement sheet and steel, all painted one shade of white, overlap – creating a textured play of shadow and light. The transparency and discordant rhythm of the steel security gates contrast against the solidity of the masonry. Light tunnels over each cubicle provide fresh air and a changing play of light throughout the day.
The amenities aim to contribute to the social + cultural sustainability of the community by providing a safe, clean and accessible facility.
Sam Crawford, Charlotte Evans, Imogene Tudor, Ken Warr, Matthew Bolton
Inner West Council
Cooper Construction Services
Access & BCA – BCA Logic
Electrical Engineer – Lighting, Art + Science
Hydraulic Engineer – itm Design
Quantity Surveyor – Altus Page Kirkland
Structural Engineer – Northrop
2017, March 10 Architecture & Design