Thomas & Hay Street, Ultimo, NSW, Australia
City of Sydney
Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture
Hill Thalis Architecture & Urban Projects
Urban Art Projects
photography: Simon Wood
The vision for this project is to recognise past and present cultural identity through architecture, place design and public art, while maintaining and enhancing the teeming, informal and open street life that makes Chinatown the lively, exciting, culturally rich and artful place that it already is. This exploration of design seeks to integrate art into the process and production of public domain design – with the intention of creating artfully designed places, rather than spaces with art.
In addition this project seeks to clarify and better accommodate pedestrian movement along Thomas Street, connect areas south of Hay Street more effectively with the Dixon Street share way and to greatly increase the amenity and usable space for pedestrians within Chinatown.