Concept: The stratification of the ziggurat-like skin reflects the texture of the former stadium’s seating. The curved, external surface is new. But the natural, textured, weathered grain of the original planks will be revealed within the interior of the bench. The form, the inverted planks and the longevity of the material suggests solidity, a rock-like permanence to pay homage to the absent stadium. The elliptical shape, symmetrical for efficiency, is a cultural memory, an echo, rising from the dust of the preceding civic icon.
Design: Andrew Crombie, MKPL Architects
Manufacturer: Cheng Meng Furniture Group
MKPL is a leading architectural firm that aims to combine master planning, architecture, landscape, interior design and furniture design to produce a total design product. The firm’s design focuses on creating strong, clear architectural forms and spaces that are comfortable and liveable. MKPL believes the underlying principle is that architecture is important in our everyday lives.