The Urban Spine is a proposal to address the issues of physical, visual and programmatic disconnection that are occurring in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo basin. The masterplan incorporates three key moves – restructuring Forbes Street to become a central spine and the introduction of two new precincts along the spine, ‘The Hinge’ and ‘The Heart’. These precincts integrate seven new activity zones that engage the local community and enhance its social, cultural and physical dynamics.
Lachlan’s Line Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge by KI Studio in cooperation with Arup consultant engineers, for UrbanGrowth, Sydney, Australia. | Image Credit – Virtual Ideas
World Landscape Architecture is happy to announce that KI Studio has joined World Landscape Architecture as a partner for 2016. We are thankful for their support and enjoy welcoming new partners who assist us to continue publishing great landscape architecture projects and news from across the world.
KI Studio is a multi-disciplinary design studio which practices integrated Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Urban Planning in Australia and overseas. Their broad interdisciplinary focus on a variety of urban, landscape, and architectural projects with a strong focus on the cultural and natural environment, allows KI Studio to draw from a widespread expertise and experience to deliver uniquely integrated solutions to complex planning projects, facilitating a vision to be created that engages people.
A key focus in the resolution of projects is the identification of a site specific response and synthesis of the design elements to deliver innovative and distinct solutions that respect the uniqueness of the site, are environmentally responsible and that reinforce the sense of place and identity.
ASPECT Studios has designed a temporary ‘park within a park’ at Metcalfe Park in commercial and technology precinct in Pyrmont, an inner city suburb of Sydney, Australia. Watch the timelapse video below
Landscape architects practice negotiates between budget, brief and design. The valuable analysis, research and dialogue that underpins many projects are often put ‘on the shelf’ once the project is complete.
HASSELL recently teamed up with not for profit organisation Archikidz and Sydney Living Museums, on a playful project to make kids seen and heard in the city. Together, the team created PLAY[ground] – a place that would inspire tomorrow’s thinkers and city makers to play, experiment and toy with ideas about the future shape of our cities.
Rhodes Peninsula is a dynamic urban centre with a distinctive form that presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for the role of public open space within an evolving urban redevelopment precinct. Located alongside Sydney Olympic Park, the Peninsula is defined by the Parramatta River, Homebush Bay and Brays Bay. The City of Canada Bay engaged Corkery Consulting to prepare a comprehensive Open Space Master Plan and Plan of Management for the whole Peninsula.
This project is in response to the pressures facing Badgerys Creek waterways as the second Sydney airport emerges, specifically, focusing on the increasing threat of invasive algae growth and the rising issues with airport pollution. A foreseen rise in pollution, CO2 level and nutrient supply to creeks will result in detrimental algal blooms in surrounding waterways – causing disturbance and imbalance in the overall ecosystem.