The capacity for architecture to embody meaning and invite interpretation is in no small part due to the architects' exploration of form. The belief in architecture to still play a part in representation, beyond accommodating functions and just being available, is apparent here. Architectural elements announce themselves even as they do their jobs. Thus, while slender columns enable the porosity into the slides and swings of the adventure arena, they do not quietly stand aside without retaining some attention first. Floor tiles are not just anti-slip surfacing to walk on but are patterned to remind one of the banded facade of the Hill Street Fire Station.
The instinct to embellish elements is not unlike what we see in WOHA's work, but it also possesses here an earnestness to derive its articulation from aspects of the brief and site.