Perspective view

“This scheme reminds me of the kitchen at parties, where all the excitement happens out the back”
Helen Lochhead
“We see the lane as an estuary – it’s a place for the little shrimp to grow up before they become the king shrimp of Church St”
Freemason Arm’s Lane Design Team

The Freemason Arm’s Lane design proposal builds on the diminutive scale and fine grain character of the laneway to transform the space from an uninviting service lane dominated by garbage collection, servicing and parking; into a compelling destination. The design team undertook detailed mappings and interviews to identify a series of small scale physical and temporal opportunities within the lanes existing patterns of use. The resulting proposal is for a staged reinterpretation of the lane through a series of mini projects and events. Key aspects of the scheme are: a focussed program of cultural events, a staircase theatre, legal street hawking, a pop-up bar in a nook and collectivised rubbish.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Section detail of fire stair

“This scheme reminds me of the kitchen at parties, where all the excitement happens out the back”
Helen Lochhead
“We see the lane as an estuary – it’s a place for the little shrimp to grow up before they become the king shrimp of Church St”
Freemason Arm’s Lane Design Team

The Freemason Arm’s Lane design proposal builds on the diminutive scale and fine grain character of the laneway to transform the space from an uninviting service lane dominated by garbage collection, servicing and parking; into a compelling destination. The design team undertook detailed mappings and interviews to identify a series of small scale physical and temporal opportunities within the lanes existing patterns of use. The resulting proposal is for a staged reinterpretation of the lane through a series of mini projects and events. Key aspects of the scheme are: a focussed program of cultural events, a staircase theatre, legal street hawking, a pop-up bar in a nook and collectivised rubbish.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Voids as opportunities

“This scheme reminds me of the kitchen at parties, where all the excitement happens out the back”
Helen Lochhead
“We see the lane as an estuary – it’s a place for the little shrimp to grow up before they become the king shrimp of Church St”
Freemason Arm’s Lane Design Team

The Freemason Arm’s Lane design proposal builds on the diminutive scale and fine grain character of the laneway to transform the space from an uninviting service lane dominated by garbage collection, servicing and parking; into a compelling destination. The design team undertook detailed mappings and interviews to identify a series of small scale physical and temporal opportunities within the lanes existing patterns of use. The resulting proposal is for a staged reinterpretation of the lane through a series of mini projects and events. Key aspects of the scheme are: a focussed program of cultural events, a staircase theatre, legal street hawking, a pop-up bar in a nook and collectivised rubbish.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

  • 4. Freemasons Hero Image
  • 3. Freemasons firestairs
  • 1. Freemasons opportunities