Daniel Boyd and British architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates have been selected to design a major new public square and plaza building and artwork on George Street in Sydney’s CBD.
Boyd's contribution will be a suspended artwork sitting 20 metres above the ground. The steel canopy supported by a single column will stretch out from the building and shield the 800-square-metre open space on the site of the St George Bank tower. Made from perforated steel, the structure will filter dappled light through circular openings of varying size, animating the space with a moving pattern that reflects the night sky.
“It provides a space of contemplation and diversity, a space to extend knowledge of experience – a multiplicity of experiences and narratives, currently extending back 60,000 years through the connection of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. Acknowledging that we can never fully comprehend our past or future is the first step in reconciling differences of perception.” - Daniel Boyd