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Nodal Point Icon Restaurants, Melbourne Docklands, Melbourne, Australia

Friday 09 Sep 2005

Nodal Point Icon Restaurants

Nodal Point Icon Restaurants, Melbourne Docklands by McGauran Giannini Soon Pty Ltd Architects in Melbourne, Australia
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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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