Sunnybank Curved Seating

Station Road & Turton Street Intersection, Sunnybank

About the Project

Brisbane City Council worked with the local Sunnybank community to give a new lease of life to the local shopping precinct at the intersection of Station Road and Turton Street. 

This development is part of the Council’s promise to improve local retail villages by providing attractive and enjoyable public spaces that foster community connection.  

As part of the $1.4 million improvement project, Urban Fountains and Furniture were approached to help bring the overall design theme of ‘oasis’ to life through custom curved pre-cast concrete seating, drinking fountains, bench seats and bike racks. 

The pre-cast concrete base was honed and sealed to provide a smooth, luxury finish while the timber battens were individually profile cut to ensure even spacing around the curvature of the design. 

Incorporated within the seating areas is brass inlay text from artist Sebastian Moody’s ‘Journey to Oasis (2020)’ artwork series. The words ‘doesn’t matter how we arrive’ and ‘your neighbours, future’ are purposely ambiguous to allow for the local community to think about one another in a more meaningful, connected, and inclusive way.  

A gobo projection artwork is also placed in front of the seating allowing for a unique and eye-catching attraction at night, forming a functional but special space for the local neighbourhood to enjoy.  

The custom curved seats were designed by Brisbane City Council and created by Urban using a premium Nucon Glacier exposed aggregate concrete base with 7 – 16mm white quartz specks, sustainably sourced Iron Bark timber battens, and a powder-coated steel frame with concealed fixings to provide a minimalist result.
Overall, the project saw the ‘oasis’ theme and the use of natural materials and contemplative art transform a previously bland public space into one with character, identity, and ultimately a place the community can be proud of.

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