5 Inspiring Stories of Great Public Places: The Project for Public Spaces has added five more entries to its international Great Public Spaces database. In Moscow, 18 lanes of the capital’s ring road have been reduced to no more than 10 at any point to create the Garden Ring, with 13 new public spaces, 20 crosswalks, generous promenades and 2880 new trees. In Vancouver, Alley Oop (pictured above) transforms an underused laneway into a place for play, with areas marked for basketball and hopscotch, seating and tables for comfort and a dedicated clean team. Strangers are seen playing together. In Bristol, Electric Moon is an artwork and low-cost lighting installation designed to help pedestrians and cyclists see each other at a trouble spot on a dark shared path. Historic Burns Court welcomes visitors …
meet the team
NICOLE McGIRR | Business Development Manager NSW
Nicole has an Advanced Diploma in Product Design and Development, undertaken at Design Enmore Centre.
What inspires you?
I enjoy helping clients by talking through ideas and briefs with them, identifying the best products to suit their environment and seeing them installed. I find it enriching that you can make very small changes to an environment to enhance it, making it more inviting and useable.
For example, creating a cleaner environment by placing a bin in an area where people would normally throw rubbish on the floor.
Your favourite product and why?
The Arqua fountain. I believe this product embodies Street Furniture values of continual improvement in product design, innovation and development.
I also love the planter; a strategic placement of these planters can instantly enhance an empty space in the public realm.
Street Furniture Australia is visiting the United States in February, with international sales representative Juanita Marlowe touring Los Angeles and San Francisco. The visit kicked off in the city of angels with a Lunch and Learn session at a leading landscape architecture practice, where the #BackyardExperiment 10-minute documentary film was received with interest. Screening of #BackyardExperiment. Juanita’s presentation. Each guest received a healthy lunch hamper from Lemonade, while hearing from Juanita about inspiring smart city and activation projects taking place in Australia, and the exciting range of products that can be exported to the US. The sales team is also looking forward to sharing these stories at the ASLA Annual Meeting in San Diego in November, after successfully debuting Aria and PowerMe™ at the 2018 conference and expo. Juanita could not resist taking …
The Aria Seating System, PowerMe™ charging tables and eBins will be on show at Street Furniture Australia’s exhibit, Stand C069, next month at Civenex. The infrastructure expo takes place on March 14-15, 2019 at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney. It is co-located with the Sydney Build Expo. Visit our stand to meet our team and see how the modular Aria suite works, test our new augmented reality app, charge your phone and laptop at the PowerMe™ Tables and explore the eBin Smartsensor dashboard to learn how it can save you money. Aria and Augmented Reality The Aria Seating System is a modular kit of parts that allows designers to create custom configurations. Tailor site-specific settings for the community with opportunities to work, dine and socialise outdoors. Aria includes one, two …