Three HASSELL projects have been shortlisted in World Landscape Architecture’s 2019 WLA Awards. Two projects have made the Large Built category including Darling Harbour Public Realm and Stadium Park and Chevron Parkland, with Resilient South City making the Conceptual category.
Darling Harbour is one of Australia’s most visited public places and a critical location of central Sydney. Remaking it has changed the heart of the city. The revitalised public realm better connects the city. This improves walkability, and with 30% more public space, offers engaging new places for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.
The 41-hectare Stadium Park in Perth, Western Australia, provides an active waterside environment for the city’s new world-class sports and
entertainment venue. Within the rehabilitated precinct, Chevron Parkland is designed to ignite the imagination, connect kids with indigenous culture and instil a love of nature.
As part of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, a brief was put forward to design inventive, community-based solutions to sea-level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes. Through extensive research and community engagement, the HASSELL+ proposal for South San Francisco mapped out ways to restore public access to the water and establish more parks and open green spaces. This was tto better manage climate change impacts and strengthen regional resilience.
HASSELL Principal and Head of Landscape Architecture Angus Bruce said that the international shortlisting of these projects highlights the high-level design thinking that our teams apply to all of their work.
“There were some fantastic landscape architecture projects this year globally, and to have three projects shortlisted within different categories is a great testament to the global HASSELL team who have worked so hard to deliver truly exceptional outcomes,” Angus said.