Angove Street Off-cut Parklet | $12k | Constructed 2016

Shortlisted AIA WA Architecture Awards Sustainability Category 2017

Located on Angove Street, North Perth infront of Future Shelter this project was commissioned as part of the City of Vincent's Parklet program. This initiative investigates transferring the responsibility for the maintenance of public space to adjacent businesses in exchange for greater control over its use. Parking bays along town centre streets are reclaimed for use as micro public spaces. Our Parklet used a large volume of timber off-cuts generated from a larger project we were working on at the time, that being the Sorrento Quay Boardwalk Performance Deck. One larger public space contributed to the formation of another smaller public space allowing us to embed a layering of ideas to the project. The salvaged timber off-cuts would otherwise have been placed in landfill but have significant re-usable value. The timber is arranged in a sculptural stacked form reflecting its condition when first viewed on the Performance Deck construction site. Folded aluminium planters containing native plants are arranged throughout the Parklet to establish a functional space which also makes a sculptural contribution to the streetscape. Constructed by Buckingham Re-Development Company.