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Prahran Square

Prahran Square (previously Cato Square) is a leading example of new form of urban square. What was once street-level carpark is transformed into a multi-functional parkland integrating a multilevel underground carpark, increasing precious parking space by 20 per cent, and restructuring the surrounding streetscapes into a pedestrian friendly environment linking the thriving shopping precincts of Chapel Street and Greville Street.
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  • Location Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • SCOPE Concept Design, Design Development and Construction Documentation
  • CLIENT City of Stonnington
  • TEAM ASPECT Studios, Lyons (architects), Waterforms International, WSP, Artists – Paul Carter, Bruce Ramus

Living Architecture Expertise

Again, the soils and irrigation required ASPECT Studios’ considerable living architecture expertise and detailing to ensure the vegetation’s long term health. The Square’s fourth side includes a café and eating area extending from the neighbouring supermarket, and provides programmable hardscape for events, markets and festivals, a scent garden, and links to four carefully distinct entry plazas. and craned into place.
07 Prahran Square Peter Bennetts
Enclosed and open, park and square, challenging and intriguing, the 10,000m2, $60+ million project is one of largest and most exciting construction projects ever undertaken by the City of Stonnington.

It manages to capture the eclectic diversity of Prahran and creates an iconic cultural and recreational destination for residents, traders, shoppers and visitors.
Prahran Square shows the future of dense urban landscape and was only made possible by a holistic design and documentation process embraced by the full team of architects and construction.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY John Gollings, ASPECT Studios
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20 Prahran Square Peter Bennetts