China Town Place Activation

China Town Place Activation

Project Details


2013 – 2014


China Town Place Activation


Full Landscape Architectural Services


Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority


Northbridge, Western Australia

This small plaza is a quick win to punctuate Rowe Street on the axis of China Town. PLACE Laboratory won an ideas competition to create the temporary space in time for Chinese New Year 2014 Festival – the Year of Horse. It was designed, documented and delivered in a very short time frame over the Christmas break. Initially conceived as a temporary installation the project has since been developed into a more permanent installation.
The plaza creates a vibrant focal point, highlighting the entry into China Town and providing a catalyst for its future upgrade. Works included a cloud screen wall (to screen the bus layover areas), blossom trees and bamboo planters, seating, a hard stand for food trucks, feature lighting, and painting that extended across the road.