Elizabeth Quay : Gusto Gelato

Elizabeth Quay : Gusto Gelato
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Robert Frith
Layers of light and texture embrace lovers of gelato to tantalise the senses at Elizabeth Quay

Nestled on prime riverfront land in the new Elizabeth Quay development of Perth city, the Gusto Gelato Ice Cream Kiosk is literally, a glowing example of the complexity and magic which can be achieved with colour and light when using Vanceva interlayers.

The form of the building is based on the colour and quality of the Argyle diamond which is unique to WA. The high performance glazing incorporates the Vanceva Colour System, and Cooling Brothers Imagink Printed Glass in toughened laminate across challenging geometry over almost the entire facade.

Robert Frith
Robert Frith

Cooling Brothers collaborated closely with local Perth artist Pamela Gaunt and the architectural team at Iredale Pederson Hook, to integrate the story of diamond processing of rough-cut and cut diamonds.

Pamela Gaunt artist describes “The imagery evolved from a complex process of hand drawn elements that have been digitised, layered, then printed in achromatic, translucent colours onto glass. Pink and champagne coloured inter-layers, that are representative of some of the unique diamonds from Western Australia, add to the dimensional complexity of the glass. In addition, the changing nature of the work through shadows and reflection, seasonal conditions, internal/external and day/nocturnal views are part the work’s shifting appeal.”

Throughout the day, inside or out, the play of light creates an ever changing experience. The textural ceramic printed artwork reflects the sky externally, whereas internally creates a light filled and fun space that greets the gelato lover – a lovely accompaniment to the myriad of tantalising flavours.

By night the ice cream kiosk transitions to a glowing pink diamond, showcasing single, double and triple layers of Vanceva interlayers, reflecting the vibrant neon hues from the activities of the surrounding Elizabeth Quay precint.

Elizabeth Quay : Gusto Gelato


Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Architect Iredale Pederson Hook

Artist Pamela Gaunt

Glass 13.52mm Clear Low E, SG41 high performance coating

Volume   130 panels, 185 sqm

Processing ImagInk Digital Ceramic Printed Glass, Custom Laminated with Vanceva Interlayers

Further information on the processes featured in this project can be found below:

600450 Elizabeth Quay : Gusto Gelato glassonweb.com

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