View looking west

“We don’t want to be showy; we don’t want to make big promises for the future. We want to be kind, and speak how we like to be spoken to. We don’t want to be forced into participation; we don’t want to be forced to interact. We don’t want interaction to be novel or kitsch or overt, and we don’t want our interaction to blink or buzz. What we do want is interaction that is real and useful; dare we say: functional.”
Push Play

‘A Place in the Sun’ is a small scale intervention which celebrates the simple pleasure of sitting in the sun. The designers identified a number of public space opportunities and proposed small-scale design interventions to improve public amenity. The strategy is demonstrated through the creation of a sun-drenched pocket park, located midway along a pedestrian thoroughfare between the train station, a coffee shop and the existing library.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Site plan

“We don’t want to be showy; we don’t want to make big promises for the future. We want to be kind, and speak how we like to be spoken to. We don’t want to be forced into participation; we don’t want to be forced to interact. We don’t want interaction to be novel or kitsch or overt, and we don’t want our interaction to blink or buzz. What we do want is interaction that is real and useful; dare we say: functional.”
Push Play

‘A Place in the Sun’ is a small scale intervention which celebrates the simple pleasure of sitting in the sun. The designers identified a number of public space opportunities and proposed small-scale design interventions to improve public amenity. The strategy is demonstrated through the creation of a sun-drenched pocket park, located midway along a pedestrian thoroughfare between the train station, a coffee shop and the existing library.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Precedent image: a place in the sun

“We don’t want to be showy; we don’t want to make big promises for the future. We want to be kind, and speak how we like to be spoken to. We don’t want to be forced into participation; we don’t want to be forced to interact. We don’t want interaction to be novel or kitsch or overt, and we don’t want our interaction to blink or buzz. What we do want is interaction that is real and useful; dare we say: functional.”
Push Play

‘A Place in the Sun’ is a small scale intervention which celebrates the simple pleasure of sitting in the sun. The designers identified a number of public space opportunities and proposed small-scale design interventions to improve public amenity. The strategy is demonstrated through the creation of a sun-drenched pocket park, located midway along a pedestrian thoroughfare between the train station, a coffee shop and the existing library.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

  • 3. Place in Sun Hero Image
  • 2. Place in Sun plan
  • 1. Place in Sun pull up a chair