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:

1. Nikki To, 2. First Light Photography, 3. Simon Wood, 4. 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 -