Previously sited nearby, within what is now Harold Park Tramsheds, the structure was a railway pattern cast iron modular unit system. Used as a reservoir for the Grinnell fire prevention sprinkler system, it saved the Depot from a fire in 1919.
Over time, the water tank has undergone microscopic changes in the form of rust, wear and tear. Studio Chris Fox has reimagined this piece of history, embodying change through the fracturing of its geometric form and revealing its underlying structure.
This project utilises computational workflows to create an integrated visual marker. Its artistic form immerges into the earth holding ideas of decay, growth and renewal.
'Immerge' is a heritage interpretation artwork developed using the components of the former Rozelle Tram Depot water tank.
Studio Chris Fox Project Team:
Chris Fox, Yuxiao Wang, Justin van Ryneveld, Srujan Vichare
Commissioned by Mirvac and
City of Sydney
Engineered by Bollinger+Grohmann (Sascha Bohnenberger)
Steel Fabrication and Installation by Horne Art Studio
Groundworks by Diversified
Photography and Cinematography: Josh Raymond