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Urban Elements. Next Generation Creation of a New Suite of Furniture

CompanyCity of Perth
Lead DesignersCity of Perth
ClientIan Dryden
Prize(s)Silver in Other Products Designs / Other Products designs
Entry Description

Streets must be high quality, well designed spaces that
support and facilitate all facets of life. The principles of
good street design outlined in the City of Perth’s Urban
Design Framework includes the:

• use of high quality, robust materials for their
attractiveness and durability
• a restricted palette of materials and furnishings to
achieve uniformity across the city (to eliminate ad hoc
and limit ‘special’ treatments);
• minimisation of ‘clutter’ to improve their clarity and
function.

For over 30 years the City has rolled out a consistent and
coordinated treatment of streets and furnishing; visually
tying together disparate streets and spaces as well as
providing a robust and easy to maintain asset.

Recently, the City committed to develop its own design,
distinctly Perth in character, for its next generation of
street furniture which meets the following criteria:

• Accessible and safe
• Aesthetically pleasing and high quality
• Comfortable
• Contemporary
• Sustainable
• Socially useful