Fearnley Deck Cafe

Location: Centennial Park, Sydney NSW
Project type: Landscape Architecture
Budget: $125,000
Status: Completed
Organisation: Centennial Parklands and Moore Park Trust

This café and bicycle hire hub, designed by Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, proved a very attractive addition to Centennial Park – so popular, in fact that some of the original “soft” outdoor spaces quickly became degraded through overuse. Further, it became apparent that some of the paved seating spaces needed to be larger, with level differences – and potential falls – between adjacent surfaces more clearly defined and protected.

On behalf of Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, COMPLETE designed and documented a reconstituted timber deck with associated pathways. The outdoor dining is now generously provided for and circulation around and beyond the facility is comfortable – and no longer threatens the grassed and planted areas