Leeds Street Tree Grates: HeineJones

Typographic Tree Grates in Melbourne, Australia, designed by HeineJones, SEGD Merit 2012Typographic Tree Grates in Melbourne, Australia, designed by HeineJones, SEGD Merit 2012Typography, cool tree grates, environmental graphics, Melbourne, Australia, Typography in architectureClick to enlarge

HeineJones, an interdisciplinary design consultancy based in Melbourne, was approached by the city council of Footscray to design an interpretive solution describing the function and intent of a new “rain garden” installed as part of a streetscape redevelopment for Leeds Street. HeineJones’ solution presented the function and intent of a water garden as a piece of poetry, laser cut though the 10mm steel plate of the tree grates. Presented in different scales and languages, the urban poems include large words that form abstract snippets of information about the rain garden, with the poem in its entirety reproduced in smaller type.

The intent of the design is to engage the public in an emotive and legible way, whereby the passage and movement of the water into the system is through the information itself.

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