ASPECT Studios National Studios Director, Sacha Coles and Associate Liz Herbert have been central to the development of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) STREETWORKS project. Together with Vanessa Trowell, they conceived and managed the process for AILA NSW. The winners of AILA’s STREETWORKS competition were announced at the opening of the competition exhibition at Customs House on 13 October. The exhibition was opened by the Deputry Lord Mayor, Councillor Robert Kok, pictured above with Jane Irwin, AILA NSW President, Monica Barone, CEO of City of Sydney Council, and Sacha Coles.
The winning designers will create five new temporary installations at public sites within the City of Sydney which will be active for three months from 21 October 2011. The sites are: Customs House forecourt, Barrack Street, Sydney Square, George Street, Hay Street and Redfern Street.
These currently under utilised spaces will be transformed into vibrant, experimental, sustainable places to bring people together. The concepts are relevant to the aspirations of the City of Sydney Council’s ‘Sustainable Sydney 2030’ a program for a green, global and connected city.
An exhibition showcasing all STREETWORKS entries is currently being held on the ground floor of Customs House, Sydney to coincide with the ‘Sydney Architectural Festival’. This highlights the range of creative ideas to form people focused places, and promote discussion on the city we wish to inhabit.
Click here to listen to the interview with Sacha Coles and Kristi Park, a Seattle-based landscape architect and finalist in the STREETWORKS competition and on ABC’s By Design.