Design tactics: kerbside parking is inhabited for night and weekend uses

"This design will establish Phillip Street as an event street. It will enable the community to actively shape the street and adapt it to their various requirements on a daily basis."
Hassell

Phillip Street is the threshold between the grid of Parramatta CBD and Parramatta River and links many city destinations including the Justice Precinct; the riverbank, eat street north and 9 connecting lanes. It is uniquely positioned, and could form a direct axis between the Parramatta Ferry Wharf and the southern end of Parramatta Stadium.

The team was asked to design a high quality street environment to highlight the various city thresholds and embrace the street’s potential as a night-time destination.

Two major strengths of the team’s approach were; the recognition of Parramatta’s existing and future community and the identification of the street’s potential to connect to the southern tip of Parramatta Stadium thus connecting the stadium to the city centre, public transport and other key night-time destinations.

The proposal introduces two lines of infrastructure. On the northern river side, a subsurface water and drainage system to support landscape, on the southern side a system of multifunction poles to integrate energy, gas and light and become markers for different activities. To bring life to the street there would be mini parks, reed beds and rain gardens. Green trellis would create shade, points of rest and mitigate flooding and heat island effects. Light poles could support market structures for evening food stalls and weekend markets.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Phillip Street experiences: the big event

"This design will establish Phillip Street as an event street. It will enable the community to actively shape the street and adapt it to their various requirements on a daily basis."
Hassell

Phillip Street is the threshold between the grid of Parramatta CBD and Parramatta River and links many city destinations including the Justice Precinct; the riverbank, eat street north and 9 connecting lanes. It is uniquely positioned, and could form a direct axis between the Parramatta Ferry Wharf and the southern end of Parramatta Stadium.

The team was asked to design a high quality street environment to highlight the various city thresholds and embrace the street’s potential as a night-time destination.

Two major strengths of the team’s approach were; the recognition of Parramatta’s existing and future community and the identification of the street’s potential to connect to the southern tip of Parramatta Stadium thus connecting the stadium to the city centre, public transport and other key night-time destinations.

The proposal introduces two lines of infrastructure. On the northern river side, a subsurface water and drainage system to support landscape, on the southern side a system of multifunction poles to integrate energy, gas and light and become markers for different activities. To bring life to the street there would be mini parks, reed beds and rain gardens. Green trellis would create shade, points of rest and mitigate flooding and heat island effects. Light poles could support market structures for evening food stalls and weekend markets.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Phillip Street experiences: the daily journey home activity

"This design will establish Phillip Street as an event street. It will enable the community to actively shape the street and adapt it to their various requirements on a daily basis."
Hassell

Phillip Street is the threshold between the grid of Parramatta CBD and Parramatta River and links many city destinations including the Justice Precinct; the riverbank, eat street north and 9 connecting lanes. It is uniquely positioned, and could form a direct axis between the Parramatta Ferry Wharf and the southern end of Parramatta Stadium.

The team was asked to design a high quality street environment to highlight the various city thresholds and embrace the street’s potential as a night-time destination.

Two major strengths of the team’s approach were; the recognition of Parramatta’s existing and future community and the identification of the street’s potential to connect to the southern tip of Parramatta Stadium thus connecting the stadium to the city centre, public transport and other key night-time destinations.

The proposal introduces two lines of infrastructure. On the northern river side, a subsurface water and drainage system to support landscape, on the southern side a system of multifunction poles to integrate energy, gas and light and become markers for different activities. To bring life to the street there would be mini parks, reed beds and rain gardens. Green trellis would create shade, points of rest and mitigate flooding and heat island effects. Light poles could support market structures for evening food stalls and weekend markets.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

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  • The Big Event
  • 1. Phillip St a weekend wander