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Beautifying the Beauchamp - Tactical Urbanism for the Festive Season

The City of Sydney is running the #sydxmas #bestwindow Instagram competition in order to encourage local businesses to dress their windows with creative displays this festive season. The business’ windows will be judged on their interpretation of the theme ‘Christmas in the Villages’, along with other criteria such as creativity, effort and inventive use of materials. It is great to see these displays popping up all over the city, as it certainly adds something special and tactical to our streets.

Place Partners helped a local pub across the road from our office enter the competition. The Beauchamp Hotel, on the corner of Oxford and South Dowling Streets can be seen with a very colourful display above its main doorway – an accumulation of dozens and dozens of pink, orange and yellow pom poms. It is an example of a type of street enhancement that can be done with very little money and very little time. We are proud of our modest display and we hope that it will do its little bit help brighten up Oxford Street this festive season. Let us know what you think!