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Making a Splash within the Community

Logan Gardens Water Park
Client - Logan City Council, Urbis + Interface Landscapes
Designer - Forrest Gillham, Charles Wentworth + Liam Gillham + David Shaw
Year - 2020
Awards - 2021 Good Design Award + 2020 SIT Furniture Design Award

Context

Logan City Council worked with the community to provide a new water park, which was installed adjacent to the existing playground, located at Wembley Road, Logan Gardens. The space was focused on community interaction and included multiple interconnected areas for play, socialising, and recreation.

Considerations

Given the context of a playground, the forms needed to be playful and functional. Integrated circular forms were chosen to provide a method of joining and tessellating the modules. The cutouts in the furniture modules and the stepped heights and overlapping forms of the shelter modules allowed the elements to combine to achieve the complex site layout requirements. The solution provided by Street + Garden was able to seamlessly integrate with the landscape design, including being able to easily adapt to straight, curved, and angled changes in direction of the adjacent pathways and grassed areas.

Opportunities

The project required a greater level of collaboration as it involved multiple teams throughout the entire creative process. Street and Garden worked closely with Logan City Council, Urbis, and Interface Landscapes to jointly develop the concepts and solutions that were supplied and successfully delivered a holistic design outcome. The furniture and shelter elements developed for this project continue to be used throughout Logan City Council for additional community public spaces.