One of the concerns an architect has when designing a building is the need to design a space through which people can move. Depending on the era in which they’re designed and constructed, major metropolitan train stations may feature either grand or contemporary facades. But, as they are designed for the prompt passage of large crowds of people, they are often relatively bare and somewhat sterile environments inside.
The above image features a side entrance to Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia. The site features undercover galleries and exhibition spaces, shops, restaurants and bars, a tourist information centre and a large paved open-air area for people to meet, congregate and move through.
I was particularly taken with the strong design aspect within the façade and surrounding area. The wall, steps and bike stands display strong repetitive forms and the colors within the stone provide welcoming warmth to the visitor.
Processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 2.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.
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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography