Tag: Parks

Indicative image from the Victoria Park Draft Vision, featuring the planned cultural centre.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Jan 2020

Draft vision for Brisbane’s largest open space revealed

Brisbane City Council has revealed its draft vision for a new public park that is set to bring “nature back into the city.”

Prahran Square by Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Jan 2020

Burying carpark creates much-needed open space in Melbourne’s Prahran

Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios’ Prahan Square “puts pedestrians first” by moving an open air carpark underground.

First place winner: "The Gap" by Marti Fooks, Claire Winsor, Suhas Vasudeva and Jacqueline Heggli

Winners revealed: The Future Park Design Ideas Competition

An “ambitious vision that combines a critique of a social injustice with a driver for landscape change in the city“ has won The Future Park Design Ideas Competition.

"Connect and Celebrate" by Tract.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 3 Sep 2019

Five ‘visionary ideas’ for Brisbane golf course transformation

Brisbane City Council has published five speculative plans for the transformation of a golf course north of Brisbane’s CBD into a public park.

Central Park, Ho Chi Minh City by LAVA and Aspect Studios.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Aug 2019

LAVA, Aspect win competition to design major public park in Ho Chi Minh City

LAVA and Aspect Studios have designed a new park featuring sunken plazas, rainwater-harvesting “plants” and a curvaceous walkway plan inspired by the site’s history in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.

Parramatta Leagues Club Hotel by Hassell.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 21 Feb 2019

Stadium hotel overlooking Parramatta Park proposed

Hassell has designed a 17-storey hotel in Parramatta on a site neighbouring the under-construction Western Sydney Stadium.

The proposed town square designed by Richards and Richards and Spence and RPS Group will extend beneath a railway overpass.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 10 Jan 2019

‘Town square’ to transform Brisbane’s Fish Lane

Richards and Spence and RPS Group have designed a new ‘town square’ for Brisbane’s Fish Lane that will comprise an urban park, hospitality, retail and gallery spaces.

Albert Park, Melbourne.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Feb 2018

Parks Victoria dumps plan to shrink golf course for more public space

Plans to enlarge the amount of public space in Melbourne’s Albert Park have been removed from a draft masterplan after “overwhelming” public support for an 18-hole golf course.

Dyuralya Square by Oculus and the City of Sydney.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Feb 2018

Disused Green Square lot to become 2,000-square-metre public square

Work will soon begin on the construction of a new public park on a vacant block of land in the Green Square urban renewal precinct, designed by Oculus.

Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Stage and Great Lawn by ARM Architecture.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Feb 2018

First Gold Coast Cultural Precinct project opens

A double-sided amphitheatre, part of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct masterplanned by ARM Architecture and Topotek1, has officially opened.

An aerial view of the new Cato Square that will replace a car park near Chapel Street in Melbourne's Prahran.
News | Patrick Hunn | 23 Jan 2018

Work begins on burying 9,000m2 Melbourne carpark under public plaza

Work has begun on the conversion of a carpark in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran into a new 9,000-square-metre public park designed by Lyons and Aspect Studios.

Albert Park, Melbourne.
News | Patrick Hunn | 17 Jan 2018

Parks Victoria mulls downsizing 18-hole golf course to enlarge Albert Park

A draft masterplan would see an 18-hole golf course within Melbourne’s Albert Park more than halved in size to make way for more space usable by the general public.

Albert Road Reserve by Hassell.
News | Patrick Hunn | 12 Jan 2018

Expanded parkland to reclaim road and car park at Melbourne Metro Tunnel station

The Victorian government has unveiled Hassell’s design for an expanded park neighbouring a Metro Tunnel station.

CLEC at Docklands City Park by MALA Studio.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 1 Dec 2017

New Docklands park, home to AL_A’s 2015 MPavilion, opens to the public

The final stage of a public parkland redevelopment, designed by MALA Studio, has been completed and opened to the public in Melbourne’s Docklands.

The new open space at Ross Reserve, featuring a dog park.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Nov 2017

Linear park to fill in space under new Melbourne ‘sky rail’

Designs for a linear park and a 17-kilometre walking and cycling path occupying the space underneath a new elevated rail line in Melbourne’s south east have been released.

Elevated boardwalks over the African grasslands at the proposed Sydney Zoo masterplanned by Aspect Studios.
News | Patrick Hunn | 14 Sep 2017

NSW Planning Commission gives nod to new, ‘fence free’ zoo in western Sydney

A proposed privately operated zoo in Western Sydney has been approved by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission.

The One Sydney Park site in Alexandria.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 8 Sep 2017

Four teams compete to design Sydney Park apartments

The design of a residential complex enveloped by Sydney Park will be decided through an invited competition between four architectural teams.

"The Grounds of Garemma" submission to the Canberra micro park design competition.
News | Patrick Hunn | 29 Aug 2017

Public to vote on transportable “micro park” ideas in central Canberra

A public competition has seen six ideas for a “micropark” shortlisted for construction. A landscape architect will be engaged to turn the winning idea into reality.

The under-construction park on Buckhurst Street in Fishermans Bend, by prinicpal consultant Hayball and landscape architects Tract.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 8 Aug 2017

Construction begins on Fishermans Bend park

A park designed by Hayball and Tract Consultants will be built in anticipation of the urban renewal of the formerly industrial Fishermans Bend area of Melbourne.

The proposed Southbank park by the City of Melbourne's City Design Studio, featuring the under-construction Australia 108 building by Fender Katsalidis Architects.
News | Patrick Hunn | 13 Jul 2017

Plan to convert road lane to park in Melbourne’s Southbank unveiled

Announced as part of its 2017/18 budget, the new linear park on Southbank Boulevard will deliver open green space to Melbourne’s most park-deprived suburb