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Tree Grates, Australia

by Heine Jones
2011
 
 
HeineJones designed an interpretive solution for a ‘raingarden’, collaborating with the engineering team, the council’s Urban Design team, Melbourne Water, and the production team as part of a Maribyrnong City Council streetscape redevelopment.
 
 
Twenty-two trees that use Water Sensitive Urban Design principles, are planted along the footpath, collectively forming a raingarden using rainfall to wash the streets and water the trees. The remaining water is filtered, cleansed and fed into the Maribyrnong River.
 
 
Using large-scale word elements laser cut though 10mm steel plates housing the trees, featuring a poem that makes reference to the local Maribyrnong River and describing the rain garden’s function and intent. Some words are presented in Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic, engaging the public in an emotive and highly legible way.
 
 
HeineJones’s solution for this project recieved a Merit award at the Society of Environmental Graphic Design annual conference and Global Design Awards presentation in New York City.
 
 
Links
www.heinejones.com.au

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