Design Week favourite

March 25, 2021 BY

Opening night of the TWENTY+ONE exhibition was a sold out event. PHOTO: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

STUDIO 101 have celebrated 21 years of award-winning services by putting together a sold out opening exhibition for Geelong’s Design Week.

The TWNETY+ONE exhibition commemorates 21 years in operation with 21 images from 21 projects pulled from the archives.

Established by Geelong-born Peter Woolard the exhibition topic includes equity, inclusiveness and encounter in the built environment.

The renowned Architecture firm is known for their innovation as well as scope of practices from the initial concept design right through to contract administration.

Studio 101 opening night exhibition. PHOTO: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

Mr Woolard says his company pursues a contemporary and refined form of sustainable architecture in a range of residential, commercial, and interior projects reflected in his exhibition.

During Friday’s opening night up to eighty people gathered for the sold out event, followed by steady numbers over the weekend and another sold out event on Wednesday’s meet the Architect night.

“We were blown away by the response and thankful after all this time we were able to generate this much interest,” he said.

My Woolard says the exhibition allowed his business to reflect on their past while giving back to the community.

“I just wanted to put my hand up to say it is a great initiative and to spread the word about design in our city,” he said.

“It has been a really positive thing to be involved as a host the City has set out parameters, deadlines and criteria’s as well as provided support that allowed us to start planning four months ago.

Studio 101 director Peter Woolard with niece, Indiana Woolard. PHOTO: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

“I don’t know if I would have been able to pull it off without their support.”

The behind-the-scenes look into Mr Woolard’s work comes as Geelong’s Design Week aims to takes visitors on a journey through sixty exhibitions, workshops, tours and open studios.

“Any creative field whether it be Arts, Architecture or whatever the creative profession sometimes can take second place to sports and other very worthwhile initiatives but to have this week that purely focuses on design is wonderful and I hope it continues for a long time.”

To attend TWNETY + ONE: The evolution of STUDIO 101 Architects head to 25 Melbourne Road Drumcondra.

The exhibition will be on each day from 10am – 3pm until March 27.



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