South Perth Mend Street Animal Canopies

Firm LocationPerth, Australia
Project locationSouth Perth, Australia
CompanyIredale Pedersen Hook Architects with Place Laboratory and ETC
ClientCity of South Perth

The proposed design of the canopies embraces a unique story being curated throughout the Connect South Mends Street Project. The notion of an ‘Animal Parade’ being embedded into the canopies, highlights the prominence of the Perth Zoo in South Perth’s lineage. The canopies take form as abstract creatures, the Numbat, and Frilled-neck lizard, and were selected to represent Perth Zoo’s focus on conservation and its commitment to wildlife and showcasing native fauna. Origami includes a structural logic through the stiffening of plate metal and facilitates the visual abstraction of the species.