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
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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.

Based in Brisbane, Australia, the Street + Garden design studio is an award-winning team specialising in product design for urban spaces. S+G was conceived around the idea that urban products can be much more than simply something to sit on; a reflection of a particular place, community, its natural and built assets, its history, aspirations and future that are important and synonymous with its site.

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