Our office is so excited and proud to be the recipient of the Regional (NSW/ACT) Playspace Award (<$0.5M) for Halvorsen Park. The project was an historic, creative design challenge, telling the story of one of Australia’s first submarines, HMAS AE2, an E Class Submarine, and the Halvorsen family who built 1500 leisure boats in Australia, and 250 boats for the Allied forces during WW2, 178 of which defended Australia. Many of these boats were built in Ryde, near the site of Halvorsen Park!
The park welcomes the community to a space that provides natural elements, imaginative playground equipment, action oriented playground equipment, seating and sun protection. A community survey demonstrated that the public are extremely satisfied with their new park.
This award is also for all the artists that collaborated with us (stonework, timberwork, concrete stain artwork, rubber artwork) – the beauty of the finished product is a tribute to their work! Green Fern Landscaping did a wonderful job building and coordinating all the works for this playground – flawless!