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7 Must-See Festivities
With so much to see at the 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The 3rd City coming up in Sydney this October, here are our top 7 event recommendations for an immersive street furniture experience.
1. Future Street
Alfred Street, in front of Customs House, Circular Quay | 12-15 October 2017
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IOTAA) and Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) will build the street of the future in Sydney’s CBD, designed by the Place Design Group.
A four-day celebration will showcase a range of landscape, IoT, utilities, transport, urban design and placemaking technologies and ideas.
Street Furniture Australia will bring soon-to-be-released innovations including charging tables, flexible seating systems and smart bins to enliven your lunch break, outdoor meeting or commute.
2. The 3rd City Conference
Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay | 13-14 October 2017
The 3rd City Conference will take us beyond post-industrial urbanisation to ask what is necessary and possible for future cities, their people, ecologies, territories and spaces.
Carefully curated by the 2017 Creative Directorate, convened by Prof Helen Lochhead, Dean of the UNSW Faculty of Built Environment, the conference program features a mix of keynote speakers and short presentations from Australia, the US, Canada and the Netherlands.
Mark Tyrell, President of AILA NSW, says the conference will be “a compelling and entertaining conversation, a learning experience and above all a celebration of landscape architecture at this moment in time as our industry grows in prominence here in Australia and internationally.”
The conference break-out area, Power Park, will be furnished by AILA partners Street Furniture Australia, WE-EF LIGHTING, Andreasens Green and Lawn Solutions Australia and more, under the guidance of Tract Consultants.
The park includes a 90m long balcony overlooking the majestic Sydney Harbour. Relax and enjoy the view.
3. AMP Activation
Between 33 Alfred Street and 50 Bridge Street, Circular Quay. Enter from Philip Street | 11-15 October 2017
AILA Fresh NSW has put together a temporary installation to activate an underutilised space in Circular Quay.
The design team of Alex Crowe, Michael White, Anina Carl, Ashley Darby and Faid Ahmad have collaborated with AMP Capital, Street Furniture Australia, WE-EF LIGHTING, Andreasens Green and Blue Scope Steel to create a daytime hangout and evening event space.
Using resources recovered from industrial processes to inject vegetation into a dreary plaza, the park aims to inspire the public to imagine the future of a vibrant Quay Quarter development in the AMP Towers precinct.
Proudly furnished by Street Furniture Australia, the public is invited to spend time in this transformed space. The site will be alight with comprehensive projection artwork over two nights, October 11 and 12, so make sure you check it out and be inspired by young people imagining the future city.
4. Parramatta City Tour
Meet at Queens Road Gatehouse, Parramatta | Thursday 12th October from 10am
Parramatta is the historic heart of Sydney’s west, a dynamic city with beautiful parks and colonial sites like the World Heritage-listed Old Government House and Parramatta Park.
The tour includes a number of new projects and strategy that form part of the growth seen in this region of Sydney. Discussions will include the shifting landscape of our urban cities.
Street Furniture Australia will provide lunch in Parramatta Park. An opportunity to enjoy views of the river and natural surroundings while refueling for the remaining tour in the early afternoon.
5. 2017 National Landscape Architecture Awards
The Grounds of Alexandria, 7A, 2 Huntley St Alexandria | Thursday 12th October at 6.30pm
Join us for landscape architecture’s night of nights! As the first major event of the 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, the National Landscape Architecture Awards brings together industry movers and shakers to recognise and celebrate the achievements of landscape architects.
See you at stunning venue The Grounds of Alexandria for a celebration with MC Indira Naidoo of The Edible Balcony, with an evening of networking, drinks, a smorgasbord of fine food, entertainment and extras from AILA Partners.
Street Furniture Australia is bringing a Vitra Eames House Bird, valued at $340, for the Lucky Door Prize. To enter, pop your business card in the bowl at reception.
6. 2017 AILA Fellows’ Lunch
Appettito, 100 George St, The Rocks | Saturday 14th October at 1pm
AILA Fellows are invited to catch up with colleagues and friends over a scrumptious lunch. This annual event is hosted by Street Furniture Australia and WE-EF LIGHTING.
7. Street Furniture Australia Closing Drinks and 30th Birthday Celebrations
Barnet Long Room at Customs House | Saturday 14th October, from 5.30pm
Join us at closing night drinks to celebrate the 3rd City Festival and Street Furniture Australia’s 30 year birthday, with cake.
Open to all conference delegates.
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