Sydney’s IMAX to get new home

July 25, 2012 – 3:21 pm

Australia’s Herald Sun reports:

IT has been dubbed “The Ribbon” because “it’s a gift to Sydney” and will form the centrepiece of the biggest overhaul of Darling Harbour since the 1990s.

This sculptural building will be the new home of the IMAX theatre at the eastern side of the entertainment precinct.

Adelaide-based international architect Hassell was engaged to come up with a brave design “that it is not moulded in Sydney conservatism”. And here’s the result.

The building has also been dubbed The Ribbon because “its form can be likened to ribbons gently emerging from its urban context, the expressways, the Harbour and the public spaces around it”.

But it has already been compared to a map of Australia, a tractor tyre, a monorail and a cruise ship.

The building will be more than twice the height of the current 37m IMAX theatre, stretching to 86.5m at its highest point.

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