LOT 36: ‘Federation Square’ (2014)
Current Bid (29/05): $300
Signed Original Concept Sketch of Federation Square
( — mm height)
Bart Brands / Karres en Brands, Netherlands
A successful plan begins with a clear idea that has the opportunity to grow during the planning process. Its success is in part determined by the exploration and careful consideration of alternatives. In this way, the actual task becomes clear.
With an eye for results, our designs evolve in a cyclical manner. Our work is characterised by a balance between common sense, intuition and maximum creativity. We are curious, and open ourselves to further development and inspiration. This leads to an enrichment of our plans.
Our projects are not only based on strong spatial concepts, but are also achievable and carefully detailed. In this sense, we do not disregard the everyday and the essence of our profession: beauty and the spatial perception of a place. Well-balanced design can reveal hidden qualities in the landscape. With our projects we add new layers to the landscape; contemporary and recognisable.
Our commitment is based on the belief that through our projects we can make a contribution to an attractive, healthy and sustainable environment, now and later. We create designs with a powerful identity, strongly related to the specific context, but also resilient and open enough to respond to uncertain futures, without loss of clarity and hierarchy.
We see asking questions and giving insight as the basis of the design process. Our plans develop in close dialogue with the client and society. Our role, therefore, is never explicit, but instead based on customisation and a balance between control and participation. We are passionate builders, and contribute to the success of a plan together with good patronage.