Now and When: Surfers Paradise

30 March 2011 – One of Australia’s most thought provoking projects designed to stimulate ideas on this country’s urban futures is now on show at the Gold Coast City Gallery in Queensland.

NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism exhibition was on show at the 2010 Venice Biennale, where the Australian Institute of Architects said it attracted more than 93,000 visitors to the Australian Pavilion.

Now and When

Key to the project is a “a new form of 3D stereoscopic technology beyond the latest cinematic releases,” The AIA said.

The NOW component of Now and When is by well-known photographer and co-creative director John Gollings and features a sequence of 3D aerial images of Melbourne, Sydney and Surfers Paradise, contrasted with the giant mining pits at Kalgoorlie and Newman, the AIA said.

The WHEN component was produced by co-creative director Ivan Rijavec and FloodSlicer. It  features a

Now and When: Sydney

nine minute sequence of ideas from 17 architectural collaborations of possible future urban spaces – including floating cities, submerged cities, and new desert spaces.

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