Located in the northern suburbs of Sydney the Ku-ring-gai area is renowned for its extensive tree cover and network of parks and open spaces. However, urban development is increasing population density and placing greater pressure on existing open spaces and recreation facilities. In response, Ku-ring-gai Council is increasing the recreation | Read More
The Towers Road garden fosters a ‘sense of embrace’—a poetic garden of ‘structured chaos’. This has emerged via a collaborative journey with Architect and client. This relationship with client and architect opened up possibilities of what a garden could become. It also allowed TCL to revel in composing, layering and | Read More
University landscapes are being reinvented. Once defined by the mediative calm of the cloister, they are now seeking new ways to engage in the life of the city. In an age of online and off campus learning, university landscapes are now playing a critical role in both attracting and retaining | Read More
The City West Police Complex is a facility for Victoria Police serving the western division of the Melbourne City and Docklands. The complex includes a public police station and corporate police offices with a 24 hour public plaza and private roof garden. The landscape concept focuses on how the plaza | Read More
For 40 years, Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia, has been a place for people to shop, dine and gather with friends. The Adelaide City Council commissioned HASSELL and ARUP to revitalise this much-loved civic space, creating an exciting destination and prosperous city precinct. Stimulating community engagement and the local | Read More
Chelsea Street Playground is one in a series of small local parks scattered through the dense urban area of East Redfern in inner city Sydney. These parks are in a way the less glamorous extras in the theatre of the public domain, but are an essential part of the urban | Read More
THE BRIEF To transform an existing shopping centre rooftop into a memorable community place. To integrate the design and warmth of nature, encourage a sense of ownership, beauty and delight and to bring the play of water within whilst embracing the ridgeline location that affords panoramic views across Sydney. BACKGROUND | Read More
Located in the heart of South Yarra in Melbourne, the Ilk apartments have been designed to create a sense of community. The project presented an opportunity to create a series of landscapes for residents including a garden walk and two recreational podiums with a variety of residents’ amenities.
Byron Bay – an iconic destination in the State of New South Wales in Australia attracts 1.5 million tourists a year and is home to 9,420 shire residents. With such a profound celebration of place comes a strong passion to protect, leading to ad hoc decision making and a conflation | Read More
Nature’s Playground is a fantastic new exhibit at the Adelaide Zoo that connects children, parents and carers to nature through play. Nature’s Playground reflects the values, aspirations and philosophies of Adelaide Zoo regarding social inclusion, education and the need to foster an understanding of the natural world in everyone.