SHoP Architects

SHoP Architects

#447 Collins Street Water Wall

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Collaborating closely with SHoP Architects and Woods Bagot, UAP was engaged by Multiplex to undertake the technical design, fabrication and installation of a bespoke water wall feature for CBUS Property and ISPT’s newly developed Collins Arch. In the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the Woods Bagot designed 447 Collins Street is an iconic mixed-use tower and has immediately become a site of exchange, urban bustle and interaction.

Fabricated in UAP’s Brisbane foundry in cast aluminium with a unique textural finish, the water wall consists of a series of concave and curved planes with water running down the surface. Acting as a hybrid between architectural intervention and fountain, the water wall becomes a moment where the public engage with the building’s surface in a tactile way.

The work is a highly integrated response to the architecture of 447 Collins Street, creating a soft, elegant solution within the geometric form of the building. The water wall simultaneously engages with the nearby Market Street public park, referencing ideas of civic exchange, natural engagement, and community interaction.

SHoP Architects

SHoP Architects

Architect

Image credits: Trevor Mein, Kit Haselden Photography and Rachel See

Image Courtesy of CBUS Property

#Project summary

Creative

SHoP Architects

Artwork Title

447 Collins Street Water Wall

Project

447 Collins Street Water Wall

Client

ISPT, CBUS Property and Multiplex

Year

2020

Location

Melbourne, Australia

Build

UAP

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