Lot Fourteen Canopy (In Collaboration with Oxigen + Arup)
Traditional Territory: Kaurna Country
Lot Fourteen, an initiative of the South Australian Government, provides a vibrant, collaborative ecosystem focussing on innovation, entrepreneurship, research, education, culture, and tourism.
The brief was to provide a sheltered outdoor space, adjacent to the Australian Space Discovery Centre entry, allowing groups to assemble while being protected from the elements.
The narrow passage between the imposing State Heritage buildings required a sensitive insertion with minimal impact. The structures configuration is derived by aligning the structural grids of the two existing buildings and is independently stabilised with a series of strategically located cables. For protection from the rain, a sloped glazed plane is suspended at a lower level from the overhead structure with cables.
The project illustrates the benefit of true collaboration between parties, with different expertise, and in many ways communicates the innovative spirit of Lot Fourteen.