Draffin was contracted by the City of Boroondara to fabricate custom bench seats for a walkway upgrade in Camberwell, Victoria. Designed by City of Boroondara’s landscape architect Joo Sung, her vibrant benches brighten up the space and complement the existing trees.
The refurbishment was part of a larger Boroondara project – revitalising alleys, arcades and laneways in local shopping centres. The aim was to preserve and transform their unique Melbourne laneways into ‘destinations that are greener, more interesting, places to rest and have improved pedestrian access’. This Camberwell walkway – located in the core of the Hartwell shopping area, serves as a place for people to stop and rest.
The benches are made from enviro-wood timber and 2 Pack coated mild steel. These materials are perfect for areas with heavy foot traffic due to their resilience and longevity.
The narrower legs on the benches meant that the impact on tree roots below the walkways surface would be minimal. The benches vary in height and style, to provide various seating options and cater for all different capabilities and ages.
Designed specifically for the City of Boroondara, the bin enclosures has evolved over the last 15 years of fabrication. Made from marine grade stainless steel, the latest edition is extremely durable.
The cover features an internal elongated chute to guide rubbish directly into the bin. Drainage slots at the base of the bin surround enables easy cleaning. Finally, laser cut logos and a coloured backing plate have replaced decals. This ensures that the waste logos will last the life of the bin.
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