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.