Rene von Abo | PG Bison 1.618 education initiative competition
Published: 24 September, 2018
Congratulations to our students for making it to the Inscape Winners Wall of 2018.
Rene von Abo
Congratulations to our very own Rene von Abo for making it to the Top 10 of the PG Bison 1.618 education initiative competition in August.
My design found inspiration from multiple aspects of the Old Gas Works. Firstly, I looked at the start and result of the gas production process. Therefore, the site is excavated, starting at a sloped sidewalk to an outdoor pavilion shaped like a coal mine that offers a view of the internal performance space. The Building’s interior explores the result of the gas production process, a colourful gas flame. Viewers experience the colours and weightlessness of the flame through 4 levels.
The preservation of the Old Coke House's history was also an important aspect to consider. Therefore, the brick walls are kept as is, while the interior steel beams are extruded above the building's silhouette into a glass box. The windows are also extruded display boxes. This materiality and form play with the contrast between the old and the modern.’