Westfield Hornsby Playspace

The playspace at Westfield Hornsby NSW involved a variety of pieces combining both the sculptural and interactive lighting elements within each individual piece.

The playspace at Westfield Hornsby NSW involved a variety of pieces combining both the sculptural and interactive lighting elements within each individual piece.

To begin with we created three Mushroom Stools. These Mushrooms feature a smooth painted steel surface and deep-dished mushroom heads that contain LED strip lighting recessed into the overhang.

The mushroom sculptures practically beg to be sat on and stepped over and when doing so the lighting, programmed by Superlight responds to touch and movement on the surface. The Mushroom Stools feature a natural timber base with a clear finish emphasisng the natural texture and appearance of the wood.

The primary feature of the installation is the collection of interactive hoop sculptures that are positioned together to make a skeleton like tunnel. Each hoop is fitted with an interactive lighting component that illuminates when an individual passes through.

Finally, in collaboration with Anston Pavers we developed an organic shaped stepper made from a specifically selected and naturally colored concrete. The steppers have a recessed platform containing responsive LED lighting so that once stepped on, the pavers illuminate.

The installation as whole is finished in light, naturally toned colours and each cluster of objects is positioned in a way that promotes movement through the space in a continual loop, encouraging imaginative and inclusive based games to be played in the space.

Lights Programmed by SUPERLIGHT
https://www.superlight.com.au/westfield-playground-lighting-0737

https://www.anston.com.au/

Images by Danny Kildare
https://www.dannykildarephotography.com/

https://www.westfield.com.au/hornsby/

Weight (approx)

  • 180kg approx (Interactive Hoops), 50kg approx (Interactive Mushrooms), 25kg approx (Interactive Stepper)

Size

  • 2305 x 1210 x 300mm approx (Interactive Hoops), 575 x 575 x 945mm approx (Interactive Mushrooms), 500 x 433 x 100mm approx (Interactive Stepper)

Materials

  • Aluminium
  • Concrete
  • Acrylic

Lighting

  • LED

Finishes

  • Powder coated
  • Sandblasted Concrete

Installation

  • Moderate

Warranty & Care

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Designer

  • Westfield Design Team, Chris Vassallo, Chris Herman

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