Sustainability Lead Claire Bowles joins Total Facilities speaker panel on Thursday 21 March to discuss Biophilia – a natural approach building design.
While International Women’s Day has gained awareness in recent years and is widely supported in Australia by many men, our own personal experiences and upbringing effect what this day means to each of us. We took this opportunity to ask some of the inspiring women at i2C to share their thoughts and journeys with us.
It’s 1988. A fashion show is going down at your local shopping centre food court, the strobe lights are flashing wildly, the area has been washed in a hot pink colour light and someone has set up a smoke machine. A teenage pop singing sensation is about to enter stage left and her 10-year old fans are going crazy. It’s a sight to behold – a brief glimpse of what the future of retail has in store for us.
Flash forward thirty years to a concert in Sydney – a band on an otherwise empty stage, the scenes set purely by light and colour without which it would probably feel like we were watching a gig practice in someone’s mum’s garage. The place making qualities of the event are not physical, the band isn’t enclosed by a surface or envelope, yet the audible has become visible and the magic of the performance has been created only through immateriality, hues and tone.
In 2016 QIC embarked on a centre-wide amenity upgrade at Westpoint Shopping Centre. The objectives were an aesthetic refresh, increased pan count, improved parent rooms with accessible features, and a strong focus on inclusivity with the addition of two Changing Places facilities. They also placed heavy emphasis on providing an enhanced user experience, which informed details of the design. The first three amenity blocks have been completed, with seven more underway.
Late in December 2018 we were approached by Looma Build to collaborate on reimagining the rooftop bar of the iconic Imperial Hotel into a magical inspired streetscape.