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ChillOUT wins 2021 PIA National Award
ChillOUT Hubs: Smart Social Spaces Creating Connected Green Places has won a National Award for Best Planning Ideas – Small Project from the PIA (Planning Institute of Australia), the national body representing planning and the planning profession.
Collaborators UNSW, Street Furniture Australia, Georges River Council and University of Sydney have received recognition for an “outstanding planning idea” in the smart open-air community ChillOUT Hubs that offer shelter, furniture, greenery, public WiFi and power for devices.
ChillOUT Hub prototypes were installed in 2020 at three sites in the Georges River Council area – a busy streetscape in Kogarah, town centre in Mortdale, and suburban park in Hurstville. They were co-developed by the collaborative team initially formed in 2018 for the Australian Smart Cities and Suburbs program.
Street Furniture Australia thanks CM+ for the site arrangements and technology partners LX Group, Onyx Solar Energy, WaterGroup and Smartsensor Technologies for helping to bring these experimental prototypes to life.
The PIA National judges were “impressed with the approach which focussed on deliverability and useability, not just the theory of a smart cities concept,” they write.
“In the judges’ opinions, the ChillOUT Hubs address a number of factors and provide a variety of economic, social and health benefits to local communities that are scalable and can be tailored to meet local demands and needs.
“ChillOUT Hubs are designed to be human-centred, taking into consideration and responding to environmental features of different areas and thus are adaptable to local community needs and expectations.”
The design of the Hubs is modular and can be tailored to each site and its community. Street Furniture Australia undertook a Discovery phase prior to designing the prototypes, to deeply understand the communities at each Georges River location.
This “highly engaging project” is a collaboration between industry, academia and local government that “sought a practical, functional and sustainable translation of smart cities concepts,” said PIA.
The ChillOUT Hub prototypes are currently undergoing further development in response to learnings from the Georges River installations. They are scheduled for launch in 2022.
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UNSW, the University of Sydney, Georges River Council and Street Furniture Australia together have won a 2020 PIA NSW Award of Excellence for the ChillOUT Hubs – Smart Social Spaces Creating Connected Green Places project. CM+ developed site plans and furniture arrangements for the construction phase. The PIA – Planning Institute of Australia – is the national body representing planning and the planning profession. State finalists from this year’s awards are eligible for the National PIA awards to be held in 2021. ChillOUT received an Award of Excellence in the Best Planning Ideas (Small Project) category, which recognises a project that benefits a site or a local place. It is awarded for planning documents, programs, policies or projects that advance current planning practice within a localised setting. The judges said: …
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