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Project: The Parks Library & Community Centre, South Australia
Date: Sep 2018
Project Designer: JPE Architects
Landscape Designer: JPE Architects
Contractor: Greenplay Australia
Brief: Oriented around a central community garden that has been sliced into the overall form of the surrounding building pavilions, the Parks Library and Community Centre design blurs the indoor-outdoor spaces and promotes a natural flow of movement from public realm to public place. Designers at JPE envisioned two large peanut-shaped planters in the space and approached SPARK with their design to assist in taking it through production design.
Solution:  With the aid of SPARK’s in-house industrial design team, manufacturing and structural design solutions were developed and documented to bring the unique planters to life. Incorporating multiple GRC cast sections, sandwiched cleverly around a HDG steel frame that carries the floating timber bench, the planters provide a place for conversation and reflection. The heart of the facility, this central garden doubles as an event and exhibition space as well as a welcoming and relaxed gathering location.

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The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library
The Parks Library