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Airlie Beach Foreshore

  • Prize
    Winner in Public park & Public area furniture
  • Company/Firm
    Street + Garden Furniture
  • Designer
    Surya Graf
  • Photo Credit
    Andrew Rankin
  • Location
    Airlie Beach
  • Project Date
    2019
  • Client
    Urbis
  • Project Link
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In collaboration with Urbis Landscape Architects, Street + Garden was engaged to develop a number of elements for the Airlie Beach Foreshore in North Queensland’s Whitsunday region. The general brief was to create a sophisticated, elegant and timeless furniture suite that was also unique in character and complementary to the natural environment of the location.

Given the environmental conditions in Northern Queensland and the proximity of the site to the ocean, the general principle was to select aluminium as the main material palette which was robust enough to weather these severe conditions. The use of a heavily perforated pattern was applied to minimise the surface area exposed to the sun while also allowing maximum airflow. The pattern took inspiration from the unique coral forms found in the area. The other key consideration was for the design to allow for the surface material set within the furniture frames to be substituted for either aluminium, timber or plastics. This offered the opportunity for
a number of finish and colour variations between these elements.

Bio
Based in Brisbane, Australia, the Street & Garden studio is made up of an award-winning team of industrial designers who specialise in furniture design for public spaces. This expertise and complex understanding of materials and manufacturing processes allow our team to rapidly develop creative and cost-effective furniture design solutions. We work in close collaboration with architects and designers of all disciplines to develop design solutions that support and enhance their project goals.

Other prizes
Good Design Award (2020) - Market Street | Newcastle Good Design Award (2020) - Denman Prospect | Canberra Gold Good Design Award (2018) - Franklin Square/Hobart Waterfront Green Good Design Award (2020) - Rockhampton Riverside Precinct Landscape Architecture Award (2019) - Everleigh | Greenbank Landscape Architecture Award (2018) - Slacks Tracks | Logan Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence (2018) - Rockhampton Riverside Precinct