Take a quick (and educational) tea break with us! Customers are invited to book in a 10-minute Zoom chat to learn about new products. Presentations are guaranteed no longer than 10-minutes plus Q&A. Choose from: New Linea additions (recommended). Wood Without Worry. Or request a custom presentation. Each participant will receive a T2 gift box (optional). Book by contacting us on email@example.com, or via the button below. Win a Georg Stool by Skagerak Tea Time bookings for Australian customers from 2 November 2021 will go into a draw for a chance to win an iconic Georg Stool by Scandinavian designer Skagerak, valued at $615. The prize will be drawn on 1 April 2022 and the winner notified by email. Ts and Cs: Presentations must be done by 1 April 2022. For customers based in …
My Park Rules finalists
Close to 100 pleas for new parks have flooded in for the My Park Rules competition, with eight state and territory finalists teaming up with leading landscape architects to pitch for the coveted playground makeover.
The judging panel, including Lucy Turnbull AO, Sacha Coles from ASPECT Studios and Mary Jeavons from Jeavons Landscape Architecture, will consider each pitch in March, and announce the national winner on May 1.
Street Furniture Australia is delighted to be an official sponsor of the competition.
Highgate Primary School in Western Australia, which received 870 votes to propel it into the state round of the contest, will bid to transform bitumen and sandy yards under the guidance of UDLA.
Snug Primary School in Tasmania, paired with Playstreet Urban Design, dreams of transforming empty fields from out-of-bounds to creative fitness haven.
Sydney’s Marrickville Public School, which notched up 1211 votes, will bid to cool down a concrete play area with Tract Consultants.
Indooroopilly State School in Brisbane, which achieved 1252 votes to be matched with Vee Design in the finals, aims to swap its astroturf for outdoor learning and nature play.
Baden Powell College, a prep to year nine school on Melbourne’s rural-urban fringe, will request a green and shady transformation for a rocky oval from OCULUS.
Centralian Senior College, in Alice Springs, seeks a more inviting setting for its Alice Outcomes, where Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to re-engage in their education. A collaboration of AILA members lead by Northern Territory President Jessica Crawford will plan a shady design.
Telopea Park School in the nation’s capital hopes to educate students about biodiversity, climate and sustainability in a revamp of its senior area, with a similar collaboration headed by ACT President Catherine Keirnan.
St John’s Early Learning Centre in South Australia wishes to further its Reggio Emilia philosophy through creative nature play, paired with DesignWELL Landscape Architects.
The competition is organised by AILA and The 202020 Vision, with support from most State Governments, Lappset Australia, Austral Bricks, Austral Masonry, Intergrain, Lawn Solutions Australia, Fleming’s Nurseries, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Street Furniture Australia.
A leading voice in placemaking, Kylie Legge is an architecture graduate, planner, place maker, author, facilitator, curator and entrepreneur. She is founding Director of Place Partners, a multidisciplinary placemaking consultancy based in Sydney, Australia and Place Score – the world’s first place experience measurement company. How did you get started and find your unique career pathway? My career has tended to veer off the beaten track. I’ve never been too worried about what other people think and am risk-hungry. I’m also interested in disruption – looking for better ways of doing things. At 23 as an architecture grad I talked my way into an internship at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I lived a double life, working in a dive bar by night and at the most …
Bill Morrison and Darrel Conybeare, co-founders and directors of Street Furniture Australia, are celebrating 40 years of design practice with their architecture and urban design studio, CM+. The two young architects, shaped by formative experiences in the US and UK working with major players such as Eames, William Holford & Partners and the Farrell/Grimshaw Partnership – started their own venture in 1980 to shape cities through the still-fledgling practice of urban design. Their work includes the redesign of Macquarie Street and Circular Quay in Sydney for the 1988 Bicentennial, designing prominent Canberra spaces such as City Walk, universities in China and Kuching Waterfront in Malaysia. Bill and Darrel’s philosophy considers how a design might discover a the urban pulse and heritage of a city, reveal its urban character, and recognise …
A new initiative by suicide prevention charity group R U OK? aims to remind school students to look out for one another. In partnership with Yellow Pages, R U OK? are launching 65 Conversation Corners across high schools to create a space for students to talk with friends who may be struggling with life’s highs and lows. The 65 schools awarded a bench had to submit 150 words as to why the bench was a great idea for their school. Students at James Meehan High School in Macquarie Fields are among the first to launch their Conversation Corner. Head Teacher of Wellbeing, Sarah Jackson, says, “By putting young people at the heart of the project, they’re more likely to live the R U OK? message on a daily basis.” Conversation …
Escola is a bright and playful suite of benches and tables that can be customised to suit a variety of height and length requirements. Named after the Latin word for school, schola, Escola is ideal for school-aged children. The suite can be customised to provide ergonomic comfort to children from kindergarten years through to high school. Escola is adaptable and can be installed in a variety of configurations. Ring around a tree, for instance, or create an L, S or U-shape. The options are endless. The range is made from all-aluminium (no timber), which minimises maintenance. Choose a metal finish or from a range of bright powdercoat colours.
How do landscapes keep us healthy? BLOOM is a thought provoking exhibition curated by Gweneth Leigh in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects that demonstrates how the built environment impacts our health and well being. Displayed throughout the exhibition are Street Furniture Australia products as well as leading landscape architecture examples from around Australia. Explored topics include: The role of ‘healing’ landscapes within hospitals and aged care facilities How schools are using the outdoors for tackling childhood obesity The impact of gardens within prisons The value of community gardens within cities How reclaiming roads for pedestrian use can improve the health of cities BLOOM will be held at the Gallery of Australian Design in Canberra from May 8 to June 9 2012.