Client: Leichardt Municipal Council
Location: 13 Hearn St, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Year: 2015 - 2016
Image Credits: Taylor Brammer
Embracing the inner city neighbourhoodin whathad been a piggery and boarding house, a new park links its inner city address to the meandering Whites Creek that flows to Parramatta River.
The park features a memory frame of the house called Nestor that once stood on the site. The entry to the house has been re-created in an outline steel portal and the traditional tilesof the Victorian erathat once lined the entry porch now welcomes the community.
The portalof the house allows stainless steel wires to facilitateflowering and scented vines that in time will form a shaded arbour.
Colourful community murals celebrate the sites history with the theme of the sites history of local uses (including the piggery). These themes areintegrated into the playfulmemory walls supporting a range of play opportunities from toddlers to teenage activities. Swings, a basketball hoop, climbing elements flow through the park with bespoke timber pigs, timber seating pods and a sound tube complement the brightly coloured banded soft fall throughout the park.