Balfour Street Park

 

Location

Balfour Street, Chippendale, NSW, Australia

 

For

City of Sydney

 

Design Team

Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture

Lighting Art and Science

Based on concept by Sue Barnsley Design

About

Winner – Horbury Hunt Award for Urban Design / Outdoor Spaces 2010 

Balfour Street Park is a small scale neighbourhood park built around the existing geometry of Balfour Street. Formed by a road closure between O’Connor and Wellington Streets, the new park is a transition from the fine grain, small scale suburb of Chippendale to the open broader scale Central Park development. It is finely crafted, introducing a handmade quality through the use of brick, and custom lighting. Materials reference the history and locality of the site.

Stormwater runoff is deflected, captured and filtered through a locally scaled stormwater swale.