28 Apr 2016

From the East Coast to the West, Urbis has been shaping transformative waterfront developments. Here’s the latest on what’s happening with some of these developments.

Rhodes Community Precinct & Foreshore Park

Urbis and Crone Partners won the competitive bid tender to design the Rhodes Community Centre in Sydney’s Homebush Bay.

Located on the Parramatta River at Homebush Bay, ‘The Connection’ Rhodes will be a community focused precinct incorporating small-scale elements and public facilities that creatively engage with the foreshore and integrate outdoor spaces.  It will emphasise the value of the pedestrian scale, give special consideration to sustainability and the importance of thermal comfort in urban spaces in Sydney.

Showcasing the design themes of optimism and playfulness, the public open space will promote ecological corridors to improve the value of the natural environment through water re-use and filtration, and integrate a public transport corridor with pedestrian, cycleway and water connections.

Rhodes Community Centre is currently under construction due to be completed in August 2016, following the successful delivery of the Concept Design, Design Development and Documentation. Urbis was also recently been engaged to design the adjacent Foreshore Park, the largest community open space on the Rhodes Peninsula.

South Perth Foreshore Stage 1

Building on the strategy work undertaken in collaboration with the City of South Perth, Urbis is pleased to have delivered the first stage of this waterfront transformation.

The South Perth Foreshore Master Plan articulates a clear vision for the 3.5km of Swan River waterfront. It includes strategies for the delivery of a range of memorable spaces and experiences that are linked along a linear waterfront. The project will upgrade this impressive stretch of public open space into a destination that appeals to the full cross section of the population.

Want to know more? Click here to view the Urbis Design Waterfront Insights.

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