Interpretive Street Furniture

ADDRESS: Western Foreshore, Mandurah, WA

PROJECT: The Mandurah War Memorial is located on the northern point of the Western Foreshore. It’s a powerful and poignant symbol to locals and visitors of the dedication and sacrifice of Australia’s soldiers who served their country in war.

We were commissioned to design a contemporary piece of street furniture, with inbuilt audio, to be housed at the memorial, which would further enrich the user’s experience of the site. The design for this bench consisted of precast elements in concrete, an interactive audio unit as well as a concealed source of indirect lighting, which illuminates the seat and the surrounding vicinity at night.

We worked closely with a sound engineering company and street furniture fabricator to successfully manufacture the audio unit and bench. Both elements are designed to be robust in nature and to withstand the harsh elements that are present at waterside locations.

The audio bench will be an integral part of the Mandurah War Memorial for many years to come and could only happen through the initiative of a large group of people. That’s why we want to thank the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, the City of Mandurah, Mandurah Community Museum, RSL WA and all the trade’s people who helped this project become a reality.

COMPLETED: April 2015

CLIENT: City of Mandurah