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Urban Design

DOUBLE PARK

DOUBLE PARK

    Public Amenities for North Sydney Council Public amenity buildings are very useful but no one wants to see them in the public domain. At the same time, people want to feel safe and enjoy using them. Given this dichotomy, what is the best way to lessen the impact of a new amenities block..
See-Saw

See-Saw

The public amenity block designed for the Bungarribee Precinct in the Western Sydney Parklands is cleverly disguised and almost vanishes into nature. The polished stainless steel surface reflects the park, concealing the building and giving the sense of an unobstructed view. This discreet amenity block reduces the visual impact on the park, whilst simultaneously offering..
River City Square

River City Square

“Here the tide ceased to flow and all further progress for boats was stopped by a flat space of large broad stones over which a fresh water stream ran.” Surgeon John White (with Governor Phillip in search of good farmlands and place for the new settlement). 24th April 1788. ‘Freshwater Square’ is the original junction..
Domino

Domino

The new UTS Student Housing Tower rises above the existing UTS DAB Building 6 Podium. The 13 storey tower accommodates 720 student beds in a GFA of 19,200 msq. A building envelope approval for the tower was obtained when the podium was built in the late 1980s. The western facade overlooking Harris Street is populated..
CRYSTALLINE

CRYSTALLINE

    INVITED COMPETITION – 30TH MARCH – WINNING DESIGN 5 Parramatta Square is designed as an extension of its civic heart, Parramatta Square, growing out of the Square in a natural fragmented pattern, providing a natural escarpment of public spaces which can be climbed and explored. The design delivers civic permeability through physical and..
Water Pier

Water Pier

Hobart’s waterfront has undergone a number of significant changes over the years. Initially conceived as both a working port and a point of exchange to the outside world Hobart harbour has suffered from the progressive squeezing out of industry to make the area more ‘attractive’ and ‘clean’. It is this progressive gentrification of the harbour..
Gorgeous Links

Gorgeous Links

The northern Sydney suburb of St Leonards is bisected by the North Shore train line. Land adjacent to the line has either become inactive or deemed marginal and as a result undesirable locations for business and living. The ideas competition for a site along this rail corridor sought to reconcile the two sides to the..
Golden Circle

Golden Circle

Gold Coast City Council conducted an ideas competition for a new civic precinct that would activate an area of the city some distance inland from the famous beach strip. The site requires new connections to the established city areas and a venue that could complement and compete with the attraction of the beach. The program..
Playtime

Playtime

Gunyama Park is set within a dense environment of apartment blocks and a highly structured ground plane. This scheme proposes an alternative – demarcating city life and park life. It offers respite, relaxation and play, both in its sport and leisure facilities and in its tranquil landscape of water gardens, eucalypt stands, play areas and..
Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract

Olympic Boulevard is the centre of the Olympic Precinct that hosted the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Once accommodating up to 400,000 visitors a day the boulevard is now empty, closed to motor vehicle traffic with no ongoing attractions to re-activate the space. This masterplan proposal reinforces Olympic Boulevard as the spine of the site, opening..