Tallangatta Shopfront Revitalisation Project
AIA NSW Country Division Awards 2020 - Vision Award Shortlist
We worked with the township of Tallangatta, Victoria in the revitalisation of over 30 privately owned 1950's Mid Century shopfronts.
As the project facilitator our role wasn't necessarily to 'design’ in a literal sense. We felt that it was also our responsibility as designers to help the community understand the context of Mid-Century Design in Australia.
The role was all-embracing; crucial was forming positive partnerships with the owners, to inspire and guide them on how best to enhance the existing building rather than conceal them.
Engaging in conversations about the era of the buildings, we helped the community to understand the context of mid-century Australian design, post war construction and how best to showcase and celebrate the unique character of their town.
From new 1950’s inspired signage, verandah repairs, new lighting and colourful painted facades, the overall outcome is comprised of small alterations and permanent improvements on each shopfront that creates a collective whole.