Concept: Werribee River and the Serpent.
Stage 1: Form Generation.
Stage 2: Developing the Form to Site Parameters.
1 Image: Breath of Life Gateway Installation. Time: Day. 10am. View: Western Interchange, Princes Freeway, Werribee.
Breath of Life: The Wyndham City Gateway Hamzah Mansoor, Grazi Prada, Kristian Tagliavento, Daryl Tan
Stage 3: Reducing the Scale Height.
The traditional owners of the City of Wyndham, the Wurundjeri
and delicate relationship. Much like the serpent deity, the gateway
Therefore, the â€˜Breath of Lifeâ€™ can be considered the ambition to
people maintain a spiritual connection to the land: through the
will conjure an inherent sense of scale, a sinuous structure which is
regenerate the municipality through the introduction of a powerful
stories of dreamtime and creation, the indigenous owners reflect
simultaneously objective, imposing, domineering and empowering
and identifiable landmark. Faarshid Moussavi promotes the
and acknowledge the cosmic, ancestral beings as the totemic
or subjective, an affect determined by the unique user. Furthermore,
idealisation of a plural, or layered architecture which evokes an
emissaries of the land. The rainbow serpent, particularly the serpent
aspects of light, interaction and perception figure to provoke a sense
affect which is both unique and subjective depending on the user.
deity, Myndii in Wurundjeri culture maintains the law throughout
of contemplation and reflection from the individual within the context
This is architecture of the twenty-first century. By coupling the
the land ensuring unity while evoking eternal wisdom. The Gateway
of the urban and social framework. Similarly, the exploration of
traditional nuisances of the area, the Wurundjeri people and their
facilitates the connection between the coast, Geelong, and the
visual imagery, primarily concerning day and night views, promotes
stories of dreamtime and ancestral creation with the technological
city, Melbourne, we will endeavour to re-interpret this spiritual
the idealisation of the indigenous stories of dreamtime and the
notions of the modern era, we endeavour to challenge the social and
and spatial acknowledgement through the innovation of redefined
silhouette, an affect innately perceived through the play of light and
economic drivers of the city, delivering an experiential and variable
relationships between the sculpture, the user and the landscape.
location as described by the apertures of the openings within the
sculpture that enables one to reflect and connect to the architecture
Site selection is imperative, as a means to achieve this complex,
skeletal, honeycomb surface structure.
and the landscape in a unity.
Stage 4: Resolving the Openings Layout.
2 Site Plan: 1:500. Mapping the Site Parameters.
3 Concept Development.
Air Intake System: Differentiating Panel Openings.
Air Intake System: â€˜Breathingâ€™ Opening Detail.
Fabrication Layout: Components for the Folding Joints.
4 Image: Breath of Life Gateway Installation. Time: Night. 10pm. View: Western Interchange, Princes Freeway, Werribee.
Detail: Attachment of ETFE Cell to Air Intake Panel.
Detail: Resolved Air Intake Opening System.
5 Documentation: Fabrication and Construction.
6 Site Section: 1:100. Mapping the Site Parameters.