November 26, 2011
New Work ::: Red Stair, Melbourne
Designed by Marcus O'Reilly Architects, the Red Stair is an urban amphitheatre and public square along the Yarra River in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia. Conceived as a place to hold small meetings and demonstrations, or for sitting in the sun enjoying a bite to eat before returning to work. The iconic form and bold use of colour of the Red Stair brings attention to the urban space. The structure is backlit, giving a glow in the darkness the form of the back wall cuts the wind and conceals the roadway below.