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Reminiscent of Time Gone By

Market Street
Client - JMD Design
Designer - Forrest Gillham + Charles Wentworth
Year - 2018
Awards - 2020 Good Design Award

Context

Market Street is the former heavy rail corridor in Newcastle, New South Wales. Street + Garden worked closely with JMD Design to develop a comprehensive suite of furniture that incorporated full custom-designed elements and customised catalogue products. The designs and pre-cast concrete hob wall elements were combined to create a seamless solution that integrates the furniture elements with the surrounding landscape.

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Considerations

Street + Garden was asked to develop a solution that interpreted the site’s former use by representing coal train geometry and typography throughout the site. Being a rail corridor the site is long and linear and the design of the furniture elements play on this by using long linear bench seats and tables throughout the site.

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Opportunities

Market Street is set against the stunning display of heritage buildings of the main street of Newcastle and the adjacent Hunter River. This has created a new heart to the city that showcases all that Newcastle has to offer. The furniture elements developed for JMD Design and installed in the landscape create a unique solution that enhances the public space for all users.

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