Kensington Street


Turf Design Studio (with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen)


Built Holdings


Austral Bricks/Bowral Bricks

Products Used:

Hamlet Blue/Bowral Blue

Building Contractor:

Sam the Paving Man

Photography Credits:

Nikki To / First Light Photography / Simon Wood / Mike Horne

Kensington Street has been transformed from an abandoned back alley comprising some of Sydney's oldest working class terraces and warehouses, into a vibrant new inner city destination bustling with cafes, restaurants, artist studios, new student housing, the Spice Alley markets and the reborn Clare Hotel.

A fine grained urban floor of brick was key to unify heritage buildings and new contemporary architecture, while making a great place for people.

Subtle variations in brick pattern were used to provide richness and detail while delineating property boundaries, pedestrian through-site links and significant building entrances. Reinstated trachyte heritage kerbing and a new central bluestone spoon drain provide further interest and variation.

Kensington Street sets a new benchmark for the City’s future streets and brings a welcomed buzz to Chippendale, offering the community a vibrant place to meet, gather, hang out or just simply 'be'.

"Brick paving in a sophisticated herringbone pattern and excellent choice of colours is the hero of this landscape project, serving effortlessly unify significant existing and contemporary architectural elements."
- Jury 2016 -