Summer Place

When: Extended to March 2021

Where: QEII Square, Dean Street, Albury

Price: FREE

Summer Place is an experimental architecture project led by MAMA, held in QEII Square in the heart of Albury’s cultural precinct. Summer Place aims to engage the community in new ways with our public space, as well as providing architects with the opportunity to experiment and be creative with urban design.

Now in its second year, Summer Place 2019 has been designed by CHROFI architect Joshua Zoeller.

Aerial view of Albury's CBD, with the wide greenspace of QEII in centre and Murray Art Museum in background. Summer Place is a large white mesh rectangle suspended 5 meters above the lawn

The design takes its inspiration from the agricultural industry in the region, experimenting with the same mesh that horticulturalists use to reduce  evaporation, and damage from sunlight and storms. Agricultural systems may be hectares in size, with relatively little material used.

Summer Place 2019 highlights the current climate emergency, and the increasing stress this puts on the landscape and urban environment. The project aims to stimulate a conversation about how we use our public spaces, in particular, how we adapt to increasing heat waves and drought.

People picnic beneath Summer Place as the sun sets over St Matthews

CHROFI Architects is internationally recognised with a legacy of projects that are embedded in place, that solve structural urban problems, and celebrate the coming together of people, culture and life.

Summer Place is sponsored by

Logo for Big Agency - a creative agency based in Albury NSW

Murray Art Museum Albury is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW