Hamilton Northshore Parkland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
ARTIST Daniel Tobin
CLIENT Port of Brisbane Corporation
ARCHITECT PDT Architects
ART MANAGEMENT Urban Art Projects
The architecture of the Hamilton Cafe in Brisbane is enhanced by an artwork screen that wraps three sides of the single story building.
Located within a new parkland on the shores of the Brisbane River, artist Daniel Tobin chose mangroves trees as the site specific reference for the decorative screen. Individual sheets of copper are alternatively etched or laser cut with artwork derived from hand drawn sketches of mangrove shoots and leaves , then finished with an earthy red brown patina.
The laser cut screens were also designed to comply with a minimum percentage opening requirement to properly ventilate the plant and equipment room behind. The result is both functional and aesthetic.
Daniel Tobin is an artist and designer working in collaboration with cities, planners, developers and architects delivering art and design strategies that humanize the public realm. With 17 years experience working with a wide range of stakeholders Daniel focuses on site-specific art and design programs , commissions and interventions into landscape and architectural environments. He has worked extensively throughout Australia, the Middle East and has recently commenced working in North America.
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