View looking east

The Erby Place proposal converts an uninviting, underused park and service lane into an attractive, lively gathering place for the city. It improves an important pedestrian network, inserts crucial green space in the city centre, and provides innovative new spaces for community and commercial use.

Erby Place and Lane 13 are transformed by a series of simple moves:

  • A unifying, undulating surface “draped” over the park and lanes.
  • A mirrored intervention in the car park facade providing a faceted mirrored surface which catches light and activity
  • A new public stair winding its way from the ground to the top deck of the car park and forming a direct connection between the park and a new roof top event space, and drawing people into the canopy of the Jacaranda trees.
  • A modular amenities block on the top of the car to support an exciting new community event space.
  • The design would be a scaffold for the social interactions to activate and enliven Erby Place. A community engagement strategy invites existing and potential users of the space through participation. Planned gatherings such as rooftop farmers’ markets, basketball games or car-boot sales will assist community investment in the park.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

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The Erby Place proposal converts an uninviting, underused park and service lane into an attractive, lively gathering place for the city. It improves an important pedestrian network, inserts crucial green space in the city centre, and provides innovative new spaces for community and commercial use.

Erby Place and Lane 13 are transformed by a series of simple moves:

  • A unifying, undulating surface “draped” over the park and lanes.
  • A mirrored intervention in the car park facade providing a faceted mirrored surface which catches light and activity
  • A new public stair winding its way from the ground to the top deck of the car park and forming a direct connection between the park and a new roof top event space, and drawing people into the canopy of the Jacaranda trees.
  • A modular amenities block on the top of the car to support an exciting new community event space.
  • The design would be a scaffold for the social interactions to activate and enliven Erby Place. A community engagement strategy invites existing and potential users of the space through participation. Planned gatherings such as rooftop farmers’ markets, basketball games or car-boot sales will assist community investment in the park.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

The ‘Second City’ view from Phillip Street

The Erby Place proposal converts an uninviting, underused park and service lane into an attractive, lively gathering place for the city. It improves an important pedestrian network, inserts crucial green space in the city centre, and provides innovative new spaces for community and commercial use.

Erby Place and Lane 13 are transformed by a series of simple moves:

  • A unifying, undulating surface “draped” over the park and lanes.
  • A mirrored intervention in the car park facade providing a faceted mirrored surface which catches light and activity
  • A new public stair winding its way from the ground to the top deck of the car park and forming a direct connection between the park and a new roof top event space, and drawing people into the canopy of the Jacaranda trees.
  • A modular amenities block on the top of the car to support an exciting new community event space.
  • The design would be a scaffold for the social interactions to activate and enliven Erby Place. A community engagement strategy invites existing and potential users of the space through participation. Planned gatherings such as rooftop farmers’ markets, basketball games or car-boot sales will assist community investment in the park.

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

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