“Inspiring outdoor play for inner-city families”
With a broad and rapidly changing demographic, and an increasing number of people living in apartments, access to public play structures for inner-Sydney families in Waterloo was limited. Fleetwood Urban was engaged by landscape architects Sturt Noble to provide structural engineering services, a role that quickly grew to also include detailed design, manufacture and installation. Working with the Sturt Noble, City of Sydney and public artist Nuha Saad, Fleetwood created a distinctive and memorable new play structure for locals to enjoy called Wulaba Park.
Sturt Noble (Architect)
Scope of Work
Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover
From concept to completion, Fleetwood worked hand-in-hand with Sturt Noble using our DesignExecute2™ delivery process. Together we explored the best ways to bring the unique play structure to life within budget, while maintaining the architectural and aesthetic intent. We also collaborated extensively with artist Nuha Saad and the playground equipment supplier, to ensure we delivered a truly integrated and imaginative design. Several key creative enhancements, such as the reshaping of the top of the main play tower and the addition of the giant slide, were developed as the concept designs were taken through to detail in preparation for construction. Fleetwood’s unique capacity to detail in-house completed the picture, with 3D modelling used to ensure all final elements fitted together perfectly – which they did.
The DesignExecute2™ process is essentially a commitment to seeing that original vision through to reality without many of the information gaps and inefficiencies that are common to many projects.
Liam Noble Director