Design vies for valuable festival first prize


The PuzzlePark design with which people can play.
The PuzzlePark design with which people can play.

Sinagra resident Tsyon Feleke (19) and fellow architecture students Galvin Francisco and Emiline Elangovan had their PuzzlePark concept selected as a finalist in FORM’s PUBLIC Platform exhibition.

They received $1500 to produce the prototype, which people can interact with at the Claremont event today and tomorrow.

Ms Feleke said their design was seating in a form of a grass-covered puzzle piece that people could arrange in any form. “Calling on the playful and innovative nature of the community, the installation relies on the constant interaction and collaboration between users who would otherwise be strangers,” she said.

“By laying down the foundations for more green spaces in our city, our project hopes to inspire people to thoughtfully play, engage and create within the public realm.”

It is one of 23 WA designs vying for the $20,000 first prize and $5000 people’s choice award but Ms Feleke said they were happy just to have got this far.

“Getting our project built and created is the biggest achievement. We’re hoping people will go ahead and play with the piece (and) incites people to look at public spaces in a different way,” she said

“We’re really, really excited and can’t wait for it to go up.”

The festival will run in the Claremont town centre.