Victoria Harbour Precinct
A counterpoint to Docklands' windswept, imposing character, the Victoria Harbour Precinct delivers a fine grain public realm network of streets, laneways, play spaces and courtyards. The Precinct reconnects Docklands to central Melbourne, breaks down the pattern of large-scale development that defined Docklands, and fosters a more intimate pedestrian experience.
ASPECT Studios curated the new precinct with community and sustainability in mind. A new major tram stop, bike lanes, a waterside promenade and a publicly accessible wharves make the entire precinct traversable by foot, bike or public transport.
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TRADITIONAL OWNERS & ONGOING CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country
Clients Lend Lease
Location Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Buluk Park is significant urban square that functions as the new community and retail hub for the Docklands. The space connects Victoria Harbour, the City Library and community centre with each other and public transport interchanges. The central lawn is edge by large decks and trees, in which urban activities will occur, such as play, gathering, markets and events.
The Docklands’ cultural and industrial heritage have been threaded throughout the Precinct. Contextual materials, like stone finishes and retained wharf objects, have been woven into street furniture and hardscapes. Wharf timbers give a visual identity to the expansive public spaces that comprise Buluk Park, and large-scale site-specific integrated public artworks interpret, reveal and amplify the site’s history.