The sculptural multi-purpose pod structure, inspired by the form of a mangrove seed, sits front and centre of the space. A focal element for activity and performance, the Pod’s intricate timber structure and translucent cladding provide a visually compelling bookend to the space, filtering views of, and noise from, the adjacent traffic. At night time feature lighting in the Pod transforms it into a glowing organic beacon that seemingly hovers above the ground.
The structural character of the pod itself has evolved from all timber to timber struts with stainless steel joining nodes, affording a more delicate and refined lattice.
Concept to Completion: Wraight + Associates Ltd.
Architect: The Buchan Group, Architectus.