This “occupied sculpture” represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make an iconic contribution to the City of Perth.
Known as the ‘Icepick’, it overlooks Parliamentary House and fulfills important literal and metaphorical functions.
The crystalline geometry houses a meeting place for tourists, an office for locals, and a cafe with terrace for everyone; and it engages passers-by at every scale, from pedestrians to motorists.
It also marks the spot where St Georges Terrace was unceremoniously severed from the Parliamentary precinct by construction of the Mitchell Freeway in the 1960s.
The Icepick therefore serves as a temporal bridge, enabling people to imagine how these disparate parts might be stitched back together, if and when the Parliamentary Promenade is realised.
This unique project provides a new perspective on a previously forgotten and neglected part of the city, and its presence may contribute to the ongoing renewal of this area.
Jose Morales Macedo, Senior Designer (Architect registered in Peru)
CADDS Energy, ESD Consultant
Espin Capital, Developer
Fozdar, Kamal Fozdar, Engineer
Mark Rubie, Building Surveyor
MDC Global, Electrical Consultant
ORA, Civil Consultant