Location: Eastwood NSW
Completion Date: September 2019
Market Sector: Public Space/Local Government
Somerville Park is one of a series of communal green spaces managed by the City of Parramatta linked via Terrys Creek to the Lane Cove River National Park in Sydney’s north. It sits within what was likely the traditional lands of the Cammeraigal (Guringai) and Wallumattagal (Dharug) Aboriginal people, who lived there for thousands of years prior to European settlement.
StraBe Group were contracted by 2020 Projects to manufacture and supply custom park furniture as part of the park masterplan prepared by the City of Parramatta Council.
The form and expression of the new park space aims to reflect the subtle sophistication and simplicity of the original, but with greater amenity. As envisaged in the masterplan, the new building provides for home and away sports change rooms, unisex accessible public amenities, a club kiosk, club storage and public BBQ, seating and covered picnic area overlooking the sports field and linked via a new pathway to a nearby children’s playground.
Photo credits: Samcrawfordarchitects