Thursday, August 20, 2009

Art and Rust



Architecturally, Wellington, is a really interesting city. Yesterday on my way to meetings I passed the City Gallery Wellington which is currently closed due to construction of additional two new galleries and the interior upgrade of the existing structure. The new addition exterior rainscreen is a cladding of open metal webgrate . The material used is manufactured steel which has no protective coating, exposed to the elements it will of course rust, changing the initial colour from orange-brown to eventually a dark brown in colour. An interesting concept which contrasts well as a addition to the Gallery's original 1930 building.
The Gallery is expecting to re-open late September 2009. Landscaping around the new stuctures will be interesting on completion.
Well done architecture+ for thinking outside the square.

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