Art Exchange Part 1 Project 2006 Josephine Turner University of Sydney Sydney Australia 'Art Exchange' - a small community gallery -uses the medium of contemporary art to provoke debate, dialogue and exchange of ideas between its users.As the three disparate urban zones surrounding the site diverge, the site is conceptually fractured, generating the tectonic language of the design. The programme of each building (Educational/ Residential/ Commercial) corresponds to these zones and is thereby treated as an extension of that zone onto the site.The severing of the site generates a richly dynamic courtyard space, animated by the visible art-making process and active dialogue between artists and public. Josephine Turner The design approach focuses on the inherent tensions of the site, straddling three city precincts. These sheer the site alongconceptual fault lines, opening to create a central courtyard around which the building emerges.The building is broken into three components and develops theformal language of a fractured terrain both formally and experientially. Within this language, spaces are designed exploring the continuum betweenpublicness and privateness and the resulting potential for interaction,engagement and exchange.The project is nominated for its sophisticated formal and spatialresolution of a difficult corner site and program and its successfulintegration of linkages with its context.