ACE Contractors Group Pty Ltd were involved in a contemporary project with Stonnington Council along with a landscape Architect Rush Wright Associates to create a safe and functional pedestrian zone with a boutique vibe.
The King Street Urban Redevelopment project transformed the old forgotten street that links Chapel Street and Little Chapel Street into an artistic lane-way that pays homage to Prahran’s history.
The new lane-way was designed and built to increase garden bed vegetation, improve lighting and safety, provide seating all while fitting in with the vibrancy of Chapel Street.
The tensioned wire structure includes the first time use of incorporating artwork (designed by a local seamstress) into a tensioned mesh to reflect back on the industrious history of Prahran.
Installed into the tight space was a network of architecturally designed poles to link the wired artwork, that have a special GOBO (patterned) light fittings that illuminate multiple patterns onto the granite pavers forming contrasting shapes.
Whilst it was the aim to make King Street a more visually appealing pedestrian zone it’s utility was also pursued with the installation of street furniture made from recycled plastics.
The custom made seating furniture with the inclusion of bike hoops, bollards and lighting for safety makes it an inviting place to sit and enjoy.
It was quite the team effort with the project being completed by three of our ACE divisions.
Well done ACE Landscaping, ACE Electrical and ACE Survey on constructing this unique and creative spot in Prahran.