Salentina Ridge


A huge public open space on a shoestring budget.

A large cliff was stabilised and parkland established in a new residential development just outside Fremantle. Recycled timber columns found during earthworks were used to create a shade structure that zigzags along the cliff edge. The basic detailing references the backyard verandahs and grapevine trellises of the areas early European migrant population.

Four large concrete footings unearthed during the clearing are titled and propped by giant steel leaf forms to create a civic gateway into the park. This project was completed in collaboration with artists Bec Juniper and Jon Denaro.