Chinatown Public Domain

“Award-winning form meets creatively-inspired function”

Executive Summary

Located on the southern fringe of the Sydney CBD since the 1920s, Chinatown is a much-loved cultural destination for locals and visitors alike. But it was tired. As part of a wider Chinatown Revitalisation project overseen by the City of Sydney, Fleetwood was contracted to develop new public seating and pathway nodes for Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane, working alongside award-winning landscape architects, ASPECT Studios.


City of Sydney





Design Partners

ASPECT Studios

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Fleetwood Involvement

An exhaustive pre-design process saw extensive collaboration with ASPECT Studios to perfect the chosen concept. Fleetwood was then contracted to manufacture the seats and carry out the installation of the project.

Community Engagement

ASPECT Studios engaged with the local Chinese community during the concept stage, helping to fine-tune the designs and ensure maximum public approval.


Award Name Location Year
Sydney Design Awards Chinatown Public Domain 2013