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9. The Ultimate Low Maintenance Aria Seat
Materials specified by DJAS Architecture for 12 Moore Street in Canberra are optimised for easy maintenance: only an occasional wash-down required. Aria Seat and Simple Bin shine with ‘Wood Without Worry’ battens in Spotted Gum combined with Textura Monument frames.

Aria Seat and Simple Bin, woodgrain aluminium battens in Spotted Gum, frame in Textura Monument.
Aria Seat and Simple Bin

Aria Seat, woodgrain aluminium battens in Spotted Gum, frame in Textura Monument.
‘Wood Without Worry’ aluminium woodgrain battens.

8. The Rise of Outdoor Education
Three case studies outline how different schools have used furniture to improve, transform and add amenity to their outdoor areas.

Homebush West PS playground.
Homebush West PS playground.

Petersham Public School outdoor learning space.
Petersham PS outdoor learning.

7. Chinchilla’s Watermelon Play Park
Rounsefell Design has specified colourful Mall Sun Lounges for the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands: a $5.9 million project spanning 4.2 hectares, for Western Downs Regional Council in Queensland’s melon capital.

Mall Sun Lounges tailored to the watermelon theme.
Mall Sun Lounges tailored to the watermelon theme.
Mall Sun Lounges with Pearl White, Telemagenta Pink, Lycra Strip Green, Viper Green and Shamrock battens.
Telemagenta, Viper Green, Pearl White, Lycra Strip.

6. 133m Seat in the Garden For the Future
Custom promenade seating, 133 metres long, is installed in the Garden For the Future, an extension of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens designed by TCL with Paul Thompson for the City of Greater Bendigo.

Custom street furniture, promenade seat, Garden For the Future.
Custom promenade seating.
Custom promenade seating, 133 metres of seat, Garden For the Future.
133 metre-long seat.

5. In Profile – Luminary Oi Choong: “Be Brave. Be Amazing. Be Worthy.”
The winner of the 2018 Marion Mahony Griffin Prize, awarded to a distinctive body of work by a female architect, Oi’s career spans the rise of women in the workplace, and of landscape architecture as a profession.

Oi Choong: 2018 Marion Mahony Griffin prizewinner.
Oi Choong: 2018 Marion Mahony Griffin prizewinner.
Public Works Department, 1988.
Public Works Department, 1988.

4. Brass Detailing for Canberra Light Rail
Bespoke seats and bin enclosures designed by Architectus feature brass and polished concrete. Installed in all 13 stations along the light rail that connects the fast growing area of Gungahlin, through Dickson to the City.

Custom seats for the Canberra light rail.
Custom seats for the Canberra light rail.
Custom bin enclosures feature brass detail.
Brass detailing on custom bin enclosures.

3. Eaglehawk Play Space
Storytelling through landscape architecture and a Banjo Paterson poem inspired this $1.3M playground designed by Gary Lantzsch from the City of Greater Bendigo. Features custom tables, Cafe Stools and a child-sized Arqua Drinking Fountain.

Special tailored child-size Arqua Fountain, in Bondi Blue.
Special tailored child-size Arqua Fountain.
Bespoke table and colourful Cafe Stools.

2. A First Look at Georges River Council’s Prototype ChillOUT Hubs
Three smart ChillOUT Hubs have been installed as part of a pilot study for the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. A collaborative project by Georges River Council, UNSW and Street Furniture Australia.

Installing solar panels at the Mortdale ChillOUT Hub.
Installing solar panels at the Mortdale hub.
Kogarah ChillOUT Hub.

1. Which Batten Gets Hottest?
The results of a study by our inhouse engineers may surprise you. Which material is the best choice for seats in open public spaces with hot summers? Timber? Aluminium?

Engineers tested anodised, powdercoated and woodgrain aluminium, and oiled hardwood (Jarrah) battens.
We tested anodised, powdercoated and woodgrain aluminium, and oiled hardwood.
Results from one of many batten temperature studies.
Results from one of many batten temperature studies.

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