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The Palace of the Dogs by Ben Egan

PROJECT LOCATION:  Steel St, Newcastle

The Palace of the Dogs is an open-programmed infrastructure for ad-hoc civic events, located on Steel St in Newcastle West. The surrounding modern architecture has killed an otherwise beautiful part of the city.

Taking cues from the arts community’s re-use of found, marginal or leftover spaces for their event theatre, The Palace of the Dogs expropriates this marginal space. The developed typology applies the mechanics of anarchic theory to provide a new public space and facilitate a fresh method of engagement between Newcastle’s citizens.