Sydney 2000 and beyond. International. 1998-2012
Citius, Altius, Fortius
In 1998, a rare design collaboration occurred. Selected practitioners in architecture, landscape, public art, lighting, branding and wayfinding all came together with the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games to develop a Kit of Parts for the Look of the Games for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. For Dotdash this was the beginning of a long working relationship with SOCOG and a stepping stone to future commissions with major sporting events in achieving effective wayfinding, clear branding and celebration.
Dotdash’s commission was based on a 2 year program that included development of the wayfinding strategy, graphics and site applications in collaboration with Lahz Nimmo Architects as structure designers. Dotdash also developed the Look of the Games, that is, the development of the brand elements inside and outside venues that help to make the Sydney 2000 experience a memorable one.
Sydney 2000 became a milestone in Olympic Games with subsequent Games Organising Committees intent on bettering the record.
Based on the lessons learnt and relationships formed, Dotdash has continued to contribute to major sporting events in Australia and overseas. These have included:
- Goodwill Games Brisbane 2001.
- Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
- Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
- 12th FINA World Championships Melbourne 2007.
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (with Looksport).
- London 2012 Olympic games and Paralympic Games.
- Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The recent Olympic Games have been smaller intense commissions involving workshops, strategy design and advice passing on knowledge and skills to assist in the planning and delivery of the Games overlays.
Townsville Boating Park
Mater Private Springfield
Celebrating 100 years
Future-proofing the River Commute
Piloting the Northshore
The Bigger Picture
The Kids are Alright
A History of Leisure
L is for ...
FInding the Threads
Yellow / 황색 / 黃色
Painting the Town Red
Colour the Way
Showing Us a Great Day
Places in the Sun
Interpreting the Terminal
Baz and the Catalinas
Traveling the Perimeter
Jewels in the Crown
One Pathway, Connecting Many
Starting From the White Cube
Come See My Collection
Sydney 2000 and Beyond