Rain Lantern

Garraway Park is a public space that visually terminates Zetland Avenue and acts as a counterpoint to the public space of the Library Square. The park’s eastern boundary is located on South Dowling Street where millions of travellers have just gained their first views of the city. The Park forms the termination of the Avenue with a vista of gum trees, mirroring the gum trees at Library Square, as well as acting as a threshold to and marker of the new “Green Square” neighbourhood. An iconic landmark ‘Rain Lantern’ tower is proposed at the Easterm gateway to the park. The lantern is designed as an alluring artwork and scientific instrument broadcasting rainfall as well as an interactive park feature and viewing tower.

Client City of Sydney
Year 2014
Scope Concept Design
Team MWA & Gallagher Studio
Location Green Square, NSW