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Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games

David Shaw, 1999

 

CONTEXT

A competition to become suppliers to the Sydney 2000 Olympics was something everyone wanted to be involved with in 1999. A task to design and supply several key seating components for the Olympics main site and venues with a 10 day deadline had S+G the only supplier in the country able to achieve this target. An established pallette of materials and shapes was the starting point for the design ideas, along with details such as graphic elements being also used for inspiration.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

An established pallette of materials and shapes was the starting point for the Design ideas, along with details such as graphic elements being also used for inspiration.
The principals of a green olympics was the basis for materials selection, with recycled Timber and aluminium key structural components. Key shapes adopted came from I beam sections which predominated the form of other site items such as Light Poles.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

The main opportunity was to be part of this extraordinary event, with some 3000 items being supplied before , during and after the event as Olympic Park and stadium took on a second life as major venue for events and the people of Sydney. Further refinement of the Park Bench Seats , Platform Seats, and picnic settings have become a our Olympic Range and continue to be a popular addition to our standard collection.