272 Hedges Avenue Pedestal | Contreras Earl Architecture

272 Hedges Avenue Pedestal | Contreras Earl Architecture | Photographer: Peter Sexty

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

272 Hedges Avenue Pedestal | Contreras Earl Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Kombumerri
Year
2023
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Gold Coast and Northern Rivers

Category
EmAGN Project Award
Interior Architecture
Builder
Hutchinson Builders
Photographer
John Gollings
Peter Sexty
Project summary

The contoured, sculptural form of the two-storey pedestal base for 272 Hedges Avenue in the Gold Coast, Australia, is inspired by wind and water patterns on rock and sand, creates a contextual connection to the streetscape and coastal parklands.

As urban areas become increasingly developed, they disconnect humanity from nature. This pedestal forges a more organic relationship between people and the built and natural environments for the betterment of the area and community.

Contreras Earl Architecture studied structures, patterns and behaviours of nature, and used advanced design and production techniques to achieve this site-specific solution.

Project Practice Team

Monica Earl, Design Architect
Rafael Contreras, Designer

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Artec 3 & FPVO, Lighting Consultant
CIG (Netherlands), Manufacturing (Stainless Steel)
CIG, Engineer (Manufacturing)
John Gollings, Photographer
Peter Sexty, CGI & Photography
Werner Sobek, Engineer
Zone Planning Group, Planning Consultant

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272 Hedges Avenue Pedestal | Contreras Earl Architecture | Photographer: Peter Sexty

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