The Atrium is one of the buildings which is contained within Federation Square. The entire square is odd yet beautiful and going on a tour gave me an understanding of the intent of the architects and I am simply in awe. This building is the Atrium which is more like a covered street 16 metres high and 18 metres across. The gallery that these photographs were taken overlooks the space below which is dedicated public space and complements the openess of the square outside. The upper level also houses The Federation Story.
Many galleries open off this space and it as it’s own auditorium. The theme of the square is continued here with its celebration of city and river. The triangular pattern of the facades of the building of the square is continued here. They are made up of 5 single triangles which join to form a larger triangle known as a panel. Five panels then join to form a larger triangular mega-panel. This is a metaphor for Federation: the diverse elements of the different states united as one.
All the structures in the square were abstract but I just loved the odd balls which when seen with the other elements in the space appealed to my eye greatly.
In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge