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Nodal Point Icon Restaurants, Melbourne Docklands, Melbourne, Australia 
Friday 09 Sep 2005
 
Nodal Point Icon Restaurants 
 
 
 
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The “ICON buildings” are located at a Nodal Point in the Docklands Eastern Precinct Public Realm. Icon 1, the smaller of the two, is located to the east of the public piazza. Icon 2 flanks the west side. The two restaurants are designed to anchor the public piazza and the promenade boardwalk, creating a focus on the water for the residential and retail zones behind. At the same time they function as iconic markers for the nodal point plaza, defining a space of public vitality. The Nodal point restaurants provide an armature between the public promenade and the retail/ residential axis. The buildings have been specifically designed to be distinctive to other buildings on site and counterbalance the scale and size of the adjacent tower buildings acting as a mediator between them, the water and the public realm. Each of the ICON buildings comprises two main elements; a solid “core” to the north of the buildings and a glass and stainless steel mesh “lantern” to the south. A transparent screen wraps the buildings acting as both a sculptural feature and mediator between the restaurant and public realm.

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McGauran Giannini Soon Pty Ltd Architects

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