Walk the Line – STREET WORKS | Sydney Australia | HASSELL #UPDATE

Walk the Line - STREET WORKS | Sydney Australia | HASSELL

#UPDATE – Walk the line has now been installed on the Streets of Sydney as part of the STREET WORKS initiative of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects(AILA), NSW. The various sites including Walk the line will be in place from 21 October 2011 until January 2012.

HASSELL  is to reactivate under-utilised city spaces with Walk the Line,  a simple painted line that turns into a game in selected areas. Street corners will become hopscotch pitches, bat tennis courts and marbles fields; stairs will turn into waterfalls and road crossings transformed into arcade games.
WALK THE LINE ON THE STREETS OF SYDNEY


WALK THE LINE ON THE STREETS OF SYDNEY
WALK THE LINE ON THE STREETS OF SYDNEY
WALK THE LINE ON THE STREETS OF SYDNEY
WALK THE LINE ON THE STREETS OF SYDNEY

IMAGES: Courtesy of HASSELL

CONCEPT – ORIGINAL POSTED OCTOBER 17
Walk the Line - STREET WORKS | Sydney Australia | HASSELL

Walk the Line - STREET WORKS | Sydney Australia | HASSELL

Walk the Line responds to cultural changes over the past few decades. In the sixties, controversial writer and activist Jane Jacobs wrote a book about the death of our cities. By the seventies, the motor car had completely changed the way we lived in and designed our cities. The eighties and nineties weren’t all bad, with shows like The Wonder Years, Neighbours and BMX Bandits championing the life and games that are played outside. Through Walk the Line, HASSELL hopes to inspire a revival of the pre-iPhone fun that was once considered an iconic expression of our culture. The concept is a path that connects all six of the STREET WORKS spaces.

The team is one of five groups awarded the opportunity to transform several Sydney spaces as part of the 2011 STREET WORKS competition. STREET WORKS is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), NSW. The sites will be in place from 21 October 2011 until January 2012. An exhibition of all STREET WORKS  competition entries will be held at Customs House during the Sydney Architecture Festival in October 2011.

Walk the Line - STREET WORKS | Sydney Australia | HASSELL

IMAGES: Courtesy of HASSELL

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WALK THE LINE ON THE STREETS OF SYDNEY
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