Concept 1 plan

"Church Street Mall suffers the same fate as many Australian city centres; we need a pedestrian area, let’s close a street! This does not achieve great public space for pedestrians, market stall holders, entertainers, and public art or maintenance staff."
Church Street Mall Team

The two Church Street Mall proposals provide options for immediate short term works which improve the mall’s appearance, encourage visitation and consolidate the identity and character of this important civic space. Both schemes envisage a more distinctive place with changed geometry and a more inclusive public domain which incorporates existing and new civic functions. They also recognise the longer term plan for the mall to become the first in a series of interlocking public spaces, known as Parramatta Square, providing interim visions for the next 10-15 years while the larger square is being planned and in construction.

Option 1: The Public Room(s)

Option 1 reduces the dominance of the current ‘diagonal’ street geometry within the Mall by reconfiguring the space into one large ‘public room’ and a series of smaller subsidiary spaces.

Option 2 – The River of Activity

Option 2 accepts the strong ‘diagonal’ street geometry of the Mall and utilises it as an organisational device to unify the surrounding areas.

Common Elements

A suite of common elements have been designed for inclusion to both schemes including purpose built market stalls, street furniture elements and artistic treatments to construction hoardings.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Concept 1 perspective

"Church Street Mall suffers the same fate as many Australian city centres; we need a pedestrian area, let’s close a street! This does not achieve great public space for pedestrians, market stall holders, entertainers, and public art or maintenance staff."
Church Street Mall Team

The two Church Street Mall proposals provide options for immediate short term works which improve the mall’s appearance, encourage visitation and consolidate the identity and character of this important civic space. Both schemes envisage a more distinctive place with changed geometry and a more inclusive public domain which incorporates existing and new civic functions. They also recognise the longer term plan for the mall to become the first in a series of interlocking public spaces, known as Parramatta Square, providing interim visions for the next 10-15 years while the larger square is being planned and in construction.

Option 1: The Public Room(s)

Option 1 reduces the dominance of the current ‘diagonal’ street geometry within the Mall by reconfiguring the space into one large ‘public room’ and a series of smaller subsidiary spaces.

Option 2 – The River of Activity

Option 2 accepts the strong ‘diagonal’ street geometry of the Mall and utilises it as an organisational device to unify the surrounding areas.

Common Elements

A suite of common elements have been designed for inclusion to both schemes including purpose built market stalls, street furniture elements and artistic treatments to construction hoardings.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Night time view

"Church Street Mall suffers the same fate as many Australian city centres; we need a pedestrian area, let’s close a street! This does not achieve great public space for pedestrians, market stall holders, entertainers, and public art or maintenance staff."
Church Street Mall Team

The two Church Street Mall proposals provide options for immediate short term works which improve the mall’s appearance, encourage visitation and consolidate the identity and character of this important civic space. Both schemes envisage a more distinctive place with changed geometry and a more inclusive public domain which incorporates existing and new civic functions. They also recognise the longer term plan for the mall to become the first in a series of interlocking public spaces, known as Parramatta Square, providing interim visions for the next 10-15 years while the larger square is being planned and in construction.

Option 1: The Public Room(s)

Option 1 reduces the dominance of the current ‘diagonal’ street geometry within the Mall by reconfiguring the space into one large ‘public room’ and a series of smaller subsidiary spaces.

Option 2 – The River of Activity

Option 2 accepts the strong ‘diagonal’ street geometry of the Mall and utilises it as an organisational device to unify the surrounding areas.

Common Elements

A suite of common elements have been designed for inclusion to both schemes including purpose built market stalls, street furniture elements and artistic treatments to construction hoardings.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

  • 3. Church Street Hero Image
  • 2. Church St perspective
  • 1.Church St section