Architecture is essentially public, however Hames Sharley considers our Public and Cultural Portfolio particularly relates to an “open” architecture or shared architecture that is used by the community.
These include the built form used daily, occasionally or on a needs basis by a community as they live, work and spend their leisure time.
We believe that Public Architecture should add to the liveability and enjoyment of the City. It offers through the nature of its shared infrastructure an opportunity to be exposed to different spatial experiences. To habitat, to pause/to contemplate/to learn/to be entertained/to share, to see how people behave and relate to one another and to share some beliefs and aspirations and to become a community.
Public architecture allows citizens to record their contribution to society and the creation of a legacy.