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JAYSON + MICHAEL’S HISTORY BEFORE BLIGHT RAYNER

400 George Street

Brisbane, 2006-11

400 George Street sits opposite the Brisbane Magistrates Court, also designed by Cox Architecture Pty Limited t/a Cox Rayner, and has a reciprocal architectural relationship of forms, materials and art installations. The main installation here is the occupation of the tall foyer volume by ‘stalactites’ and ‘stalagmites’ made from 3,000 found kitchen utensils, a work by Brisbane artist Donna Marcus. The intent was to render the foyer as a public rather than corporate space, and it is activated by a restaurant, food court, gymnasium and child care centre. The tower design is an essay in proportions between the base, middle and top, using varied fenestration rhythms to create the effect of an ‘urban lantern’.

Client

Leighton Properties and Grosvenor Australia

 

Attribution

Jayson Blight was the Project Director for, and Michael Rayner was involved in the design of, 400 George Street when working at Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner.

 

Project Awards

AIA Queensland Commericial Architecture Brisbane Commendation 2010 • AIA Queensland Art and Architecture Brisbane Commendation 2010

 

Photography

Christopher Frederick Jones