Project Details: FRAME provides a skeletal structure and adaptable platform to host events, exhibitions, performances, discussions, presentations and much more. The use of an open scaffold structure acts as a blank canvas for people to collaboratively participate in creating an environment that constantly evolves and reflects Adelaide’s collective cultural thought. Over the course of the Festival of Architecture and Design FRAME will grow. Everyone, from artists to local community members, will be encouraged to actively participate in its growth by adding ‘elements’ to the structural framework. By enabling all members of the public to freely participate, over the course of a few months, FRAME will develop into a diverse and vibrant artistic hub truly reflective and symbolic of Adelaide’s culture. FRAME’s form creates an architectural experience that spills from the heritage building to the carpark that provides elements of enclosure whilst remaining permeable to the street allowing passers-by to engage with the festival. The framework produces an immersive experience for visitors as they actively walk through and participate with the structure and space. The use of scaffolding allows for ease of construction as it is highly flexible and temporary in nature. This also makes it sympathetic to the heritage site and cost effective. The interior space is zoned for the three main uses (forum space, gallery/exhibition space/ admin and BOH) with some partition walls retained to help determine these zones. The exterior is zoned by the scaffolding structure with areas for a stage, bar, milling, seating, food and amenities.
Life on the edge is about the unknown. FRAME is the collision of the known with the unknown. The known is the skeletal framework provided in the space, the unknown is how FRAME will evolve and grow through the imagination and participation of the community over its duration.