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Liquid CONCRETE: Candalepas Associates & Punchbowl Mosque

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Australian Design Centre

101-115 William Street

Darlinghurst

Sydney, NSW 2010

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An opportunity to discover and absorb this buildings material, architectural and cultural significance

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As part of the exhibition CONCRETE: art design architecture, meet architect, Angelo Candalepas and hear about his design for the Punchbowl Mosque. Discover more about this building - the brief, the process and the material.

This talk will be followed up with a reciprocal visit on Saturday 21 March, where we will be walked through the Mosque with Angelo. An opportunity to discuss and absorb the buildings material, architectural and cultural significance.

I think people forget this, but it can be made to appear as though it was a liquid, so if you are pouring your building into place…it’s like it is in suspended animation.

Angelo Candalepas, 2018

It is this suspended animation that is so beautifully expressed in the two major features of the Punchbowl Mosque—the concrete-ringed and plywood-lined dome, and the muqarna ornamental ceiling, featuring 99 quarter-domes. Each one of these smaller cast-concrete domes has one of Allah’s 99 names written inside it in gold calligraphy, and each one also features a 20mm skylight, enabling the building to be lit from outside, like a series of stars in concrete.

When: Saturday 7 March 2020

Time: 11:30-12:30pm

Where: Australian Design Centre

Cost: Free, bookings required

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Please note: This event will be recorded. By attending the event you agree to be filmed and photographed, and for those images and footage to be shared online and across various promotional platforms.

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This event has a clear path of travel throughout the venue with an accessible toilet. A full gallery Access statement is available to download from the ADC website.

Image: Candalepas Associates, Punchbowl Mosque, 2018

Photo: Rory Gardiner

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101-115 William Street

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