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Perth Design Week's first charrette:
Imagining a social node for Langley Park Lane

Bright, curious young minds come together in Perth Design Week’s first Charrette, imagining a social node for the city’s Langley Park Lane.

The collaboration between Architectus, Curtin University PURL (Perth Urban Research Lab) and Timberbuilt Australia will see 10 Curtin students adding family-friendly spaces to a pavilion area on Langley Park Lane. The new spaces will encourage social gatherings and spark new connections in one of Perth’s most sought-after event locations.

The design concept consists of two social zones:

  • A pavilion (urban node) presents an area to grow social activities represented by modular kiosks that shape the pavilion area. The kiosks will sell craft objects to the community that crosses by the urban node while walking. The design will involve family-friendly spaces within the pavilion area that encourage social gatherings and communication.
  • The pavilion will be connected to a bus stop; a timber structure that acts as a landmark in the area. The structure will be a free-standing object that reflects social integrity and diversity. Technically, it’s not only a bus stop but a base for advanced technology such as rainwater recycling and solar power storage. The structure will be showcase Perth’s objectives in meeting global sustainability socially and physically.

Over three days, students will gather in a frenzy of ideas at Curtin 139 St George’s Terrace drawing on the latest design technologies, timber construction methodologies and insights from the best in the industry.

The final concept will be presented to a panel comprising Curtin University’s Professor Francesco Mancini and PHD Student Mr Zaid O. Saeed, alongside Architectus’ Studio Leader Mark Black, architecture graduate Kartika Kumalasari, and Lee Syminton Curtin Academic and Architect.

Find out more and book tickets now.

Charrette dates (closed event): Monday 27 March –Wednesday 29 March 2023
Public event: Wednesday 29 March 2023
Location: Curtin University, 139 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Time: 5:30-7:30


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