Australian Technology Park
appointed Art of Multimedia to create a local heritage interpretation resource
that would celebrate the rich history and innovation of the Eveleigh
The project was commissioned in
response to high community interest in the history of the area, Eveleigh
Stories tells people’s stories in the context of the whole Eveleigh Railway
Workshops precinct and the broader locality.
Content is organised in a
thematic structure of An Indigenous Place, The Paddocks, Like a Living Thing,
Faces in the Crowd, Working Life, Power, Movement and Evolving Eveleigh and
Eveleigh at War. The site contains 30 stories, many include a short video that
bring the stories to life, as well as galleries, meticulously researched
stories full of quotes and source lists.
The website is designed to grow
by incorporating more stories from around and across the railway including
community members, who can submit their personal stories to the site. Each
story enriches the history and celebrates the future expansion to come.
Working with ATP’s project
manager, Juliet Suich and collaborating with AHMS, 3D Projects & NGH
Environmental, AOM produced a suite of resources to cater for all kinds of
audiences and their preferences for learning.
Using a combination of content
delivery offers Australian Technology Park visitors and history buffs
everywhere an engaging experience in discovering the human stories and the
evolution Eveleigh has gone through over the years.
Cicada Innovations (formerly ATP Innovations) won the 2014 Business Incubator of the Year - Technology Focus Award from the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), the world’s leading organisation advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. In 2014, ATP Innovations also took home NBIA's overall World Incubator of the Year award. ATP Innovations is located in the Park's National Innovation Centre.
The design of Data 61 (formerly the NICTA Building) by Cox Architects responds to the adaptive re-use of adjacent heritage buildings, and includes a specialised internal fit-out to promote and enable technological innovation. Building materials include weathered steel cladding to respond to the heritage context. Sustainability initiatives were designed into the base-building to reduce energy use, by minimising solar heat loads and providing natural light and ventilation to bathrooms, stairs and lifts. Balconies to the north provide additional amenity, overlooking a landscaped park and ATP’s Innovation Plaza.
Additional measures were added after construction to further improve the NABERS rating of energy efficiency performance, including solar power and efficient building management and lighting. In 2013, the building was awarded the top NABERS rating of 5.5 stars. The building, housing Australia’s largest organisation dedicated to ICT research, is also home to the Commonwealth Department of Defence Science and Technology.