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Rejuvenating a transport hub

Innovative computer modelling techniques were used to generate and test the design. A range of environmentally sustainable design elements are embedded in the design. Most visibly, the large scale iconic light tower is energy efficient and water sensitive urban design is an expressed feature of the streetscape.

Client
VicUrban

Scope

Master Plan, Urban Design, Concept Design, Design Development and Construction Documentation

Location

Halpin Way and Settlers Square, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Team

ASPECT Studios (lead consultant), Williams Boag architects, ARUP (engineers),Charles Anderson (artist), Road Safety Audits (road safety auditors), Electrolight(lighting design), Blythe Sanderson (DDA compliance) and Currie & Brown(QS).

Year

2012

The redesign of the public spaces of Halpin Way and Settlers Square are part of the rejuvenation of Central Dandenong. The vision for Halpin Way is to provide a pedestrian prioritised contemporary urban space distinct by its greenery and engaging street life. Halpin Way is the heart of Dandenong’s dining precinct and creates a prime public realm link between Dandenong Railway Station and the city.

Settlers Square, the centrepiece of Dandenong’s transport hub provides an impressive entrance to Central Dandenong. Its contemporary design and functionality demonstrates the new spirit of the city and Dandenong’s rich social culture. Public art is fully integrated into the streetscape design.