HYPERBOLE STREET WORKS*

Hyper: Over, above or beyond; excessive; existing in more than three spatial dimensions.

Bole: The origin of the word bollard.

Hyperbole: An obvious and intentional exaggeration; an extravagant statement not intended to be taken literally.

Hyperbole is a proposal for an intervention to reclaim the under-utilised space at the street edge of Paddy's Markets in Hay Street, Sydney. Whilst Hay Street attracts various demographics, the diverse cultures and vibrancy of Paddy's Market does not transfer to the street life. Hyperbole expands the existing qualities of the space, revealing the qualities of the linear, populated spaces and collates these, encouraging pedestrians to linger and enjoy the street milieu. Hyperbole is designed to operate in a space that one may experience at different speeds - cars, trams and pedestrian foot traffic.

Hyperbole is designed to operate in a space that one may experience at different speeds. Cars, trams, the monorail and pedestrian foot traffic are all present on Hay Street and this continue drive of traffic exacerbates the linear nature of the street.

Hyperbole was an entrant to the City of Sydney's Street Works competition in 2011.

 

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