Location: Darlinghurst, NSW
Date Completed: 2006
Collaboration: Spackman+Mossop (Landscape Architects)
This small project arose out of the impacts that a new vehicular tunnel wrought upon existing city streets and their environment.
Through a series of workshops run by the Roads and Traffic Authority, residents expressed a strong desire to re-claim the local, quiet character of Bourke Street. The street is part of a planned regional bicycle route. The project is comprised of careful repair to the existing street corridor, with two civic gestures proposed at each end of the site. At the northern end a de-consecrated church is to be integrated through landscaping to form a small open square within the continuum of the street. At the south of the site for this project, it is proposed to re-invigorate a small, leftover piece of surplus road reserve by redevelopment as a small community park.