Smart Design Studio - Sydney Architects

Central Park Display Pavillion

The Display Pavilion was conceived and constructed to house the sales and marketing operations of the Central Park development at the old Carlton United Brewery site on Broadway. The pavilion is fully transportable, and will be relocated as other buildings on the site are constructed. Conceived as a floating platform in the Miesian tradition, the Display Pavilion was assembled on site from 13 column-free modules of 3m x 15m each – the size determined by the maximum volume readily transportable by truck. This approach, with the modules constructed in a factory in Gosford, was adopted to expedite construction time and reduce costs.


Refined to a pure, uncompromising form, the hovering floor and ceiling planes define the shape. The ceiling is supported by slender, expressed columns on the street side only. The elegant result reflects the simplicity of the design intent. A full white palette was chosen to enhance the elegance of the built form, providing a neutral, gallery-style backdrop for the marketing of all future buildings on the site. Inside and located centrally in the space, a living green wall designed by Patrick Blanc is a facsimile of the façade treatment proposed for the first residential tower developed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Completed 2010.



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