A platform for temporary artwork was manufactured and installed by Urban Fountains and Furniture for the entry precinct of the Botanical Gardens at Mt Coot-tha in accordance with the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
More than 45,000 people are expected to attend the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Beyond the sporting competition, GC2018 holds a promise of transformative legacy for creating active and inclusive communities, diversity and economic growth, and greater reconciliation for all Australians.
In accordance with this promise, Brisbane City Council (BCC) has planned to develop an artwork platform. The placement of this platform and the subsequent artwork is to add to the landmark arrival experience and give a positive first impression that encourages visitors to step inside and discover the beautiful botanical gardens.
Aesthetically, Urban Fountains and Furniture in conjunction with Brisbane City Council have designed and fabricated the platform as a subdued piece of infrastructure, ensuring the gardens and artworks are the main focus. However, the detailing and finishes of the platform present an attractive stand-alone landscape item when no artwork is installed.
The platform had elements that needed to be fabricated offsite and craned into position, but the majority of the structure was completed onsite. The platform is structurally certified and engineered to allow many different artworks of size and complexity to be displayed.