Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 1 September 2016
The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences have chosen to celebrate the outstanding conversion of the Goods Line to a pedestrian and cycle pathway, a project completed in 2015. The Sydney Design Festival will hold its finale on Sunday the 11th of September on this much lauded space with a day for festivities called 'The Really Good Lines Day'.
This iconic conversion project was designed by ASPECT Studios and built by our very own LNA member, Glascott Landscape and Civil, and has received many accolades and awards. The ambitious and forward-thinking venture took the unused and abandoned Goods Line, originally built in 1885, and instead created a glorious open space that has transformed the nature of the suburb for the residents, educational, media and cultural organisations that surround it.
The conversion uses polished concrete, yellow aluminium and wooden infrastructure, together with much needed vegetation to furnish a space that is open to all for exercise or simply to relax.
The Really Good Lines Day will see a range of activities including music, performances, talks, tours and games all day from 9am-4pm. A design talk will be featured as part of the celebrations and will include Sacha Coles of ASPECT Studios, Alberto Quizon of CHROFI, Jane Irwin of JILA and Zoe Horn of Grimshaw Architects. These illustrious designers who were all involved in developing the project, represent some of the cream of Australia's creative arts and sciences and they will be directing a discussion around the design and construction of the space.
This promises to be a fun, family-friendly day with something for everyone: there will be a body balance class, children's Indonesian dancing class and coffee tasting opportunities, just to name a few of the highlights. To read the full event program, click here.
So if you are looking for an enjoyable day out in one of Sydney's new hot spots, come down and help celebrate a project that one of your colleagues built! Congratulations again to Glascott Landscape and Civil and to all those involved in this transformative endeavour.