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2019 AIA WA Awards: Multiple Awards Wins for Yagan Square

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2019 WA Architecture Awards, which honour and celebrate excellence in architecture across the state. We’re incredibly proud that our project Yagan Square, by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, and designed in collaboration with Lyons Architects…

2019 AILA VICTORIA AWARDS

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…

Shanghai Landscape Forum: Sensation.

ASPECT Studios are once again delighted to be involved in the Shanghai Landscape Forum alongside peers including Sasaki, AECOM, SWA and others. The forum itself presenting as an opportunity for globally influential landscape architects to provide insights and drive social and environmental change among our…

VIVID SYDNEY COMES TO DARLING SQUARE

  Darling Square, Sydney’s newest public space has officially opened! Where the Sydney Entertainment Centre once stood, will now house a vibrant new residential, commercial and mixed-use precinct, home to about 4200 residents and 2000 workers. To read more about our project, head on over to…

MORE THAN A YEAR ON, HAS ‘SKY RAIL’ TURNED SUBURBS INTO GHETTOS?

More than a year after the first train ran along elevated rail lines in Melbourne’s south-eastern corridor, residents say “sky rail” has increased quality of life and added to the vibrancy of local communities, and realtors say fears of a property price plunge have been assuaged. Stretches…

NSW Transport Reshuffle a Chance to Rethink Mobility

  Author: Jason Packenham, Associate, ASPECT Studios.   *Article originally published on The Fifth Estate.   OPINION: The NSW government’s recent announcement that Roads and Maritime Services – until now the state’s standalone roads agency – will be integrated into Transport for NSW could not…

A LESSON ON UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF ELEVATED RAIL: CAULFIELD TO DANDENONG LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL

Adam Kiekebosch, Infrastructure Director, ASPECT Studios. Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Program has been progressively removing level crossings from across Melbourne since 2015. The benefits of grade separated rail in alleviating traffic congestion, improving safety, and increasing the capacity of the train network are obvious and…

ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA: WILD PLAY

ABC Gardening Australia: Series 30 | Episode 2 The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden in Sydney is purpose built for kids to go wild in and explore the wonders of nature – including water sprinklers on a hot day! “A few years ago we…

RETROFITTING OF COMMERCIAL ROOFTOPS SHOULD BE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

80 Ann St, Mirvac.   Deb Robbins, Studio Director, ASPECT Studios Proposed changes by Brisbane City Council under Brisbane City Plan that incentivise the inclusion of green rooftops by residential developers have been warmly received by developers. The changes will enable developers to include communal…

ASPECT Studios Expands into Perth Following Yagan Square Success

Renowned design practice ASPECT Studios is delighted to announce its’ latest expansion into the Perth market, following the success of their award-winning project, Yagan Square. The new ASPECT Studio, located in the City of Perth will add to the seven existing studios across Australia, China…

We are Carbon Neutral

ASPECT Studios are incredibly proud to be involved in Carbon Neutral’s ‘Plant-A-Tree‘ Carbon Offsets program. The program allows us to minimise our impact on the environment by working with Carbon Neutral to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions via the planting of trees in the Yarra…