Lunar New Year Decorations

March 26, 2024

Designer: Basalt Studio – Anthony + Fiona Ho
Builder: Regiment Workshop (Shopfitters

Partridge collaborated with Basalt Studio, Regiment Workshop, and Haymarket HQ to bring Haymarket’s “Neon Playground” installation to life, celebrating the 2024 Lunar New Year. Our focus was on the structural integrity and certification of the project’s centrepiece -a majestic, almost six-metre-tall dragon sculpture crafted from locally sourced marine plywood.

Transforming Basalt Studio’s initial wooden dragon marquette into a monumental sculpture required careful consideration of material properties and wind loading. The routed plywood was supported by custom three-dimensional steel and aluminium sub-frames fixed off trusses. Our team meticulously calculated and certified the structure to ensure it could withstand the elements and safely delight festival goers.

Partridge’s involvement extended beyond the dragon itself. We also certified the surrounding truss structures adorned with cloud motifs, lanterns, and festoon lighting. This intricate network added another layer of visual magic to the installation while adhering to strict safety regulations.

By working alongside talented designers, builders, and Haymarket HQ, our team contributed to a vibrant Lunar New Year celebration that revitalized Dixon Street and brought joy to the community.

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