Illumination Artwork Installation Commences


Poly Global continues to accentuate its commitment to cultivate a beautiful life for the community with its plans to light up Melbourne’s skyline through its illuminous façade design of its 1000 La Trobe, Docklands, Melbourne project.

Dedicated to delivering a world-class creation that enhances the arts and culture portfolio of Docklands and the broader Melbourne community the company commissioned Ramus Illumination to curate the luminous artwork.

As 1000 La Trobe progresses throughout the construction journey the company recently celebrated the installation of the level 5 façade, which represents the beginning of the illumination integration.

The artwork will optimise light and interactive technology to illuminate the Digital Harbour precinct into the night. The design will ignite the southern and eastern office tower façade as VLine trains enter and exit nearby Southern Cross Station.

The architectural design and art integration at 1000 La Trobe epitomise the rich heritage of the site which was once encompassed by train tracks, connecting the community to the world’s most valuable resources and produce received at nearby Victoria Dock.

Celebrated as one of the world’s oldest and largest single surviving docks, Victoria Dock was once Melbourne’s foundation for international trade and supported the local community throughout the world wars and decades that followed.

Poly Global Head of Design Ryan Cox said the company has been mindful to respectfully celebrate one of Australia’s most influential landmarks throughout history in the 1000 La Trobe design.

“We’ve embraced a multi-faceted design to ensure 1000 La Trobe elegantly represents its critical role in Australian history. The consistent tributes to the train tracks that once passed through the site and arrived at Victoria Dock are brought to life by the vibrant façade illumination. The interactive artwork allows us to amplify the sites story to the broader community and is anticipated to attract visitors to the precinct, while also acting as the significant way-finder in the area,” he said.

The vision for the 23-storey commercial tower entrenches layers of historical significance commemorating the 1000 La Trobe legacy as a place of crossroads, history and progress.

Ramus Illumination Artistic Director Bruce Ramus said ‘Intersection’ articulates the folded form of the Woods Bagot facade, with a simple, elegant, edge-defining design.

“My intention is to mark the moment when the city meets the suburbs, to acknowledge the intersection of future and past in this precinct, and to respond, in real-time, to the visitor’s journeys to and from this city each day,” he said.

The illumination artwork will contribute to Development Victoria and Melbourne City Council Urban Art Strategies.

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