The Barangaroo Delivery Authority in collaboration with the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) has unveiled a major installation designed by award-winning Vietnamese architect, Vo Trong Nghia at Exchange Place, Barangaroo. “Green Ladder” by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is a temporary art installation, a peaceful green space for Barangaroo visitors to enjoy until May 2018. The work, a place of reflection, a meeting place and a visual and interactive experience exemplifies sustainable architectural excellence.
“Green Ladder”, commissioned by the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in 2016 for the architectural pavilion series Fugitive Structures, focusing on emerging Asia/Pacific architecture practise, is an example of the evolving methodology in sustainable design practice by one of the world’s leading mid-generation architects. Vo Trong Nghia, recipient of seven World Architecture Festival awards, uses natural materials to ‘green’ dense urban areas. Part building, sculpture and installation, the work serves simultaneously as garden, and sanctuary. Vo’s innovative use of ‘green steel’ (bamboo) and a range of natural materials aims to reintegrate nature into dense and denuded urban environments. Viewers and passers-by are encouraged to sit, reflect, relax and enjoy the contrast to their everyday busy lives.