Our City of Sustainability, The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW

Designed and constructed to leading sustainable design standards, The Concourse incorporates multiple live performance theatres, conference facilities, library, and independent retail and dining.

JDA were awarded the task of creating a purpose-built, centralise meeting and ‘ideas space’, to introduce dialogue between Council and residents about practical strategies for sustainable living. Working with Council’s Sustainability Education team, the JDA-lead creative team comprised, an interpretive writer, multi-media specialists, signage manufacturers, commercial joiners and electrical trades.

Elements of the commission included ‘Our City of Sustainability’ – a permanent exhibition space, showcasing the leading sustainable design features and green credentials of the building.

Our design included joinery using sustainable materials and methods; static and tactile interpretive displays, and immersive interactive multi-media.

Custom-made freestanding mobile display units, complete with internal storage, were designed and produced to present updatable, themed narratives around sustainability issues. The units are easily relocatable and can be re-purposed for special events and community days.