The Street + Garden team are proud to have accepted a Good Design Gold Award for the design and installation of a range of bespoke street furniture for Hobart City’s Franklin Square revitalisation project.
Street + Garden was engaged to design the original street furniture for Franklin Square in Hobart back in 1987. After a 30-year time lapse, Hobart City Council once again engaged the Street + Garden team to provide special seating designs for Hobart's iconic waterfront.
Given the busy pedestrian nature of the location as a tourist hub, Council requested a design that was a major feature and allowed for a number of seating opportunities. This was achieved through creating a variety of backrests with integrated lighting. The customised pattern detail was directly inspired by the fenestella coral that is unique to the Derwent River. This is characteristic of Street + Garden’s design aesthetic, which often includes references to specific locations.
As all of the required components were manufactured interstate, freight and logistics were key considerations, with Street + Garden working closely with local Tasmanian suppliers. Each element was designed for efficient packing and assembly, with the seating designed for a modular system.
Establishing a relationship between the waterfront and Franklin Square precincts, while also maintaining a unique solution for both, allowed the opportunity to view each site in a broader context. In terms of the specific scope for the waterfront precinct, working with the existing established trees for the platform seating allowed Street + Garden to create a feature furniture element that was integrated with the landscape and completely unique to that site.
Street + garden have the ability to provide a cost effective and unique edge for any external landscaping project that requires a range of bespoke street furniture.
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