Angel Place one of the priority upgrade projects which form part of the City of Sydney’s Laneway Revitalisation Strategy, a scheme designed to reactivate a number of Sydney’s historically significant laneways.
Angel Place has been transformed into an uplifting public realm place which integrates public art and interpretation into the project design.
Particular emphasis was placed on revealing the Tank Stream, with a rhythmic combination of paving and steel inlays highlighting its location. The public art installation, Forgotten Songs in collaboration with Michael Hill, Dr Richard Major, Richard Wong and David Towey, was integrated within the public domain works, adding depth to the site’s historical interpretation and strengthening the visual cues from George Street that suggests an alternative passage is available, which to meander and find respite from the noisier adjacent streets.
The suspended cages are fixed with multiple sounds of birds that inhabited the site prior to urbanisation of the city. As visitors walk through the laneway the echoes of the bird songs resonates creating a charming and unexpected aural and visual experience.
Client // City of Sydney
Year // 2011