The upgrades to Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane are stage one in the transformation of Chinatown’s Public Domain. The key transformation of the precinct created shared traffic envi...
The upgrades to Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane are stage one in the transformation of Chinatown’s Public Domain. The key transformation of the precinct created shared traffic environments, which facilitate walking and cycling and increase opportunities for activation and street life. Factory Street has been transformed into a shared way, with a fine grain combination of granite pavers and cobbles carpeting the ground plane. Mature trees planted in Little Hay Street and Factory Street, an overlay of new lantern style lightboxes and site specific custom designed furniture completes the works which reactivate these streets.
The artwork ‘Between Two Worlds’ by Jason Wing has been fully integrated by ASPECT Studios within Kimber Lane, a previously underutilised service laneway. The brightly coloured work includes painted elements, granite etching and site specific lighting which honour both the site’s history and celebrates it’s community. ASPECT Studios’ role was to document and integrate artwork fixings and inground finishes, providing technical rigor, holistic overview and integration. The project scope also included rectification work to the art installation ‘Heaven and Earth’, designed by Peter McGregor, located at the intersection of Little Hay and Dixon Streets. This piece has been upgraded with a new ground plane element incorporating granite etching, custom cast iron pieces and LED lights.