James Street East
Griffith Group and Zagame Corporation
The purpose of the masterplan was to expand on extensive greenery and shade provided by existing mature street trees and wide planted verges, giving it a strong sense of place in the sub-tropics and providing a cool retreat in Brisbane’s summer months.
A vision to create a “third place” where people can gather, put aside the concerns of home and work (their first and second places), and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation. These places are the heart of a community’s social vitality and the grassroots of a democracy. “Your third place is where you relax in public, where you encounter familiar faces and make new acquaintances.” (Source: Oldenburg)