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Harts Mill Surrounds

ASPECT Studios delivered a vibrant and attractive public realm for the Hart’s Mill Surrounds in Port Adelaide, playing a key role in the renewal of the area in the process. Located adjacent to the wharf and set against the backdrop of one of Adelaide’s most iconic heritage-listed industrial buildings, the new space includes extensive new grassed recreation areas with trees, picnic and barbeque areas as well as several multifunctional spaces for events and markets.
  • CLIENT Renewal SA
  • LOCATION Port Adelaide, Australia
  • YEAR 2013–2015
An innovative new play space themed around the site’s flour milling history is a key feature of the site. Its design references the shipping activity in the precinct, and it has been developed to attract visitors from across the region. The existing rail line has been retained in its original state to maintain a reference to the past and the port’s important role as an export hub. The rail line is flanked by raised green platforms that contain new park spaces within what is a highly modified site.

The project created a premier destination within a suite of “early win” interventions that have been rolled out around the port with the aim of increasing visitation and providing greater access and amenity to the waterfront.
  • TEAM ASPECT Studios, Mulloway Studio, Smec, Lucid, Hydroplan
  • AWARDS 2016 AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards - Award of Excellence for Cultural Heritage
    2016 Australian Civic Trust – Heritage Category; People’s Choice Award
    2016 Australian Civic Trust – Heritage Category; Award of Merit
    2015 Australia Award for Urban Design – Delivered Small Projects
    2015 AILA SA Awards - Excellence in Design
    2015 AIA SA Architecture Awards, Urban Design
    2015 AIA SA Architecture Awards The David Saunders Award for Heritage
    2015 Good Design Award Architectural Design - Urban Design and Public Spaces
    2015 Parks and Leisure Australia (SA/NT) Award of Excellence Major Playspace (+0.5mil) category)
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