We are incredibly humbled to have received multiple awards at the 2019 AILA Victoria Awards in the categories of:
Infrastructure – Award of Excellence – Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project
Play Spaces – Landscape Architecture Awards – Bridge Road Regional Playspace
Parks and Open Space – Landscape Architecture Awards – Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal: Linear Parks and Djerring Trail
Each of these projects demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering outcomes which challenge and delight whilst enhancing the lives of people and natural systems in an enduring way.
Melbourne’s busiest rail line has undergone a transformation with the $1.6 billion Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project. ASPECT Studios collaborated with multidisciplinary partners to complete the overall bid proposal of an elevated rail solution for this corridor, which has resulted in the creation of a whole new public realm.
The removal of nine level crossings along the rail corridor opens up space for a public realm that was previously unavailable and provides more opportunities for community use under the rail line. The project is a demonstration of how our rail corridors can be transformed from being mere conduits for trains to become key structural elements of our cities. The elevation creates more than 11 football fields (225,000 m2/22.5 ha) of open space, parklands and new community areas, as well as 17 km of pedestrian and cyclist paths.
The Bridge Road Regional Playspace is an exciting playground situated within the Bridge Road Recreational Reserve, in the growing suburb of Melton South. It sits adjacent the Bridge Road Children’s & Community Centre and the Bridge Road Athletics & Hockey facility, and services the rapidly growing community residing in and visiting the City of Melton.
The design of the playspace was guided by the input of local kindergarten and primary school children, as well as their parents and guardians. Community members provided insight as to how children play, interact, discover, socialise and learn. This information was applied in the design process to inform the different areas and types of play across the playspace to include a variety of play equipment, integrated artwork, natural play, landscaping and amenities that creatively and efficiently occupies 4000 square metres of Melton South.
Congratulations to our clients, collaborators and our people for their incredible efforts being recognised!