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What is ChillOUT?
How might we increase community connectivity, enable knowledge exchange and provide flexible spaces to meet, work and play?
ChillOUT, a collaborative project by Georges River Council, UNSW and Street Furniture Australia, seeks to answer this question.
Cities are becoming compact. With this increase in high density living there is greater pressure on public space to provide opportunities to rest, connect with community and immerse in nature.
What are ChillOUT Hubs?
ChillOUT Hubs are prototype smart open-air community spaces.
Each hub is configured using a modular system of Smart Tree shade structures, street furniture and integrated technology.
They feature public WiFi, device charging, seats and tables, smart bins, smart drinking fountains, lighting, planter boxes and artwork. One of the sites – in Mortdale – runs via solar power.
Sensors will monitor user numbers, the microclimate and utilities. The urban heat island effect will be measured and mitigated through greenery, shade and cooling pavement paint.
Three hubs are currently being installed in south-west Sydney – in a town centre, busy streetscape and green suburban park.
The official opening scheduled to take place early next year.
Developed by UNSW, the Smart Asset Management (SAM) Dashboard is the front end of an Internet of Things (IoT) network of sensors embedded in the ChillOUT Hubs.
It will provide a way to monitor and manage urban assets and facilities.
The user-friendly dashboard enables multiple urban data sources to be viewed on a centralised platform.
Human-centred design methodologies were used to deeply understand the user needs and aspirations of each of the three sites.
Town Centre: Macquarie Place, Mortdale.
Locals come to do their shopping and errands. Older users may sit on a bench and converse for hours. An opportunity became apparent to provide a central hub for the community to meet, dine and take a break.
This site will be solar powered.
Streetscape: Belgrave Street, Kogarah.
A busy thoroughfare. Many workers, patients and visitors pass by each day, walking to and from the hospital, library and train station. The current plaza features hard surfaces and lacks shade.
This hub will be an oasis for the community to stop on the way, have lunch and collaborate on projects. It aims to provide respite.
Suburban Park: Timothy Reserve, Hurstville.
Features an enclosed playground for families, shaded areas for group exercise, settings for picnics and after-school study. We saw opportunities to provide seating for parents to look out over the playground while charging their phone, places for birthday parties, and to plug in a boom box for social dancing.
This ChillOUT Hub will be a joyful place for seniors, parents and children to meet and play. It aims to enhance an already successful public place.
Get the ChillOUT Discovery Report
Empathy interviews, observations and persona descriptions can be found in our ChillOUT Discovery Report, available for download.
Installation of the hubs has begun. Follow StreetChat for regular updates on progress and launch events including idea sharing, tours and hackathons, and a visit from smart city leader Tel Aviv Municipality.
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ASLA San Diego, AILA NSW and Street Furniture Australia proudly present this online event connecting landscape architects from the US and Australia. US participants (Pacific Time): Thursday February 25th, 2021 at 5pm Australian participants (AEDT): Friday February 26th, 2021 at 12pm Registrations essential via Zoom. Topic: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park Public space owners, managers and designers in the US and Australia are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. This webinar presents an Australian case study: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park, for discussion. This Olympic precinct turned business-and-events hub has pivoted towards its growing residential population during Covid. Human-centred design methodologies have been applied to understand how to ‘Homify’ the park’s everyday spaces. The aim is to recreate the comfortable ambience of home, to support the community and local businesses. The presentation …
The City of Canterbury Bankstown transformed a section of North Terrace in Bankstown into an interactive experience for a week in June. The Future Street exhibit showcased how landscape, infrastructure and technology may advance the city to become more liveable, productive and sustainable. Future Street Canterbury-Bankstown also highlighted two of the city’s major projects under consultation: the ‘Smart CBCity Roadmap‘ and ‘Bankstown Complete Streets Transport and Place Plan‘. The 2019 pop-up follows the original 2017 Future Street activation, held in front of Customs House in Circular Quay – a project designed by Place Design Group with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Smart Cities Council ANZ and the Internet of Things Alliance Australia. To help demonstrate these ideas, product vendors including Street Furniture Australia, Smart Sensor, Lime, Andreasen’s Green and …
Street Furniture Australia is honoured to be named winner of the Built Environment category at the inaugural Australian Smart Cities Awards in October 2018. These are the country’s first awards recognising leadership, best practice and action to advance the smart cities movement, evaluated by a seven-person jury chaired by David Singleton AM. The winners were announced at Smart Cities Week in Sydney, organised by the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand. Street Furniture Australia received the Built Environment award for #BackyardExperiment, an eight-day activation of Garema Place, Canberra, which took place in October 2016. It was a small project that made a big impact. By adopting a people-first approach and quantifying the impact of design, the method of activation became an international case study. #BackyardExperiment was one of Australia’s first …
Georges River Council with University of New South Wales (UNSW) has launched the Smart Social Spaces Project, an investigation into smart furniture, communities and urban management. Street Furniture Australia is the industry partner for this project. The $658,000 project will see smart furniture installed in a busy plaza, Memorial Square in Hurstville, and a green community space, Olds Park in Penhurst. Sensors on the furniture will monitor how the space is used, providing data on how it may better serve the community. The project is an opportunity, says Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene, to lead the exploration of smart public spaces that directly benefit the community. “Council is keen to explore the role technology can play in connecting the community to public spaces, how it can help us to …