Ipswich - Australia 2005futurescope
Project in collaboration with Donna Marcus
The Futurescope is a part of the refurbishment of the run down town centre of Ipswich in south east Queensland.
Once an open street, the narrow space had previously been converted into a pedestrian mall with a wall of buildings enclosing three sides.The concept provides an interactive video viewing screen and camera mounted within the transparent structure of the 17 meter aluminium tower which has strong visual links with an historic truss frame railway bridge on the nearby river.
Viewers are offered the opportunity to look outside the enclosed mall to the history and unfolding future of the city.