The Incinerator was designed by Walter Burleigh Griffin. "The Griffins were amongst the first in Australia to promote a modernist approach to architecture and town planning. They believed that architecture and landscape should be harmonious and that buildings including industrial buildings can be attractive and should integrate into their surrounds."
No longer in service as an incinerator, today if you visit, you will find an art space on the lowest floor and a café. The art space is run by Willoughby Council and presents a diverse range of exhibitions each year. We were treated to a tour of the current Sculptors Society exhibition by sculptor Argo Ho.
"A key feature of the Incinerator site is a public artwork by renowned artist Richard Goodwin. Titled Exoskeleton Lift, the large-scale fabricated polished stainless steel reflects the exterior setting and transforms the structure of the external lift core within the landscape of the Incinerator." According to Goodwin, “This contemporary sculpture is an ode to Griffin.”
If you are in the Willoughby area pop in for a visit... 2 Small Street Willoughby.