The Arcadia team is delighted that our project Hudson Street Park has been shortlisted in the 2018 Urban Design Awards in the Built Projects – Local and Neighbourhood Scale category.
According to Landscape Australia , 38 projects were shortlisted from a pool of 70 entered in Australia’s premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design. The awards recognize contemporary Australian urban design of the highest quality and aim to encourage cities, towns and communities across the country to strive for best practice.
Located in Lewisham, one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, the Hudson Street Park Precinct is a defining space in the McGill Street Precinct. As Sydney experiences development at a scale and pace not seen before, it is important that small precincts are designed to maintain local character and history, so that people can find their place in this growing urban environment.
Hudson Street Park is surrounded by a diverse mixed-use development, Luna, which is strategically located adjacent to a major light-rail stop, creating a bustling and well-connected precinct. This 3,200m2 public park balances through site links with inclusive recreation design, encouraging social engagement and interaction and strengthening the sense of community.
The success of the Hudson Street Park Precinct is a collaboration between several parties. Collectively, Arcadia and other consultant teams successfully demonstrated how a balance between recreational aspirations and environmental objectives can be brought together in the integrated design of Hudson Street Park.
Photography by Brett Boardman and Wesley Nel.
More about the project can be hound here.