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Out of the box

Yagan Square in Perth, WA rewrites the rules Perth has a new civic square, unlike any other in Australia. Four years in the making, Yagan Square in downtown Perth ushers in what many hope is a new era of urban design. It’s a unique collaboration…

One City development, Gemdale Wuhan

A Sino-French mixed-use collaboration Wuhan, China. Capital of Central province of Hubei, and the setting for the One City development project by Gemdale, with public domain design by ASPECT Studios in Shanghai. Comprising a cultural and art centre, commercial precinct and eco-shopping gardens, the design…

The vintner’s luck

Landscape modelling maps the Adelaide Hills terroir    In 2017 the ASPECT Studios Urban&Public team was called upon to solve an unusual problem. Adelaide Hills Wine Region is an organisation representing 52 wineries in the Adelaide Hills. One of the challenges for producers in this renowned…

Revitalising the gateway to Bondi Beach

ASPECT Studios Sydney takes on the role of lead consultant/landscape architect to revitalise Campbell Parade, Bondi, the streetscape along this iconic stretch of Sydney coastline. Campbell Parade provides the street address to the world famous Bondi Beach, where the urban edge meets the coastal fringe….

Fremont Park renewal moves into Stage 2

ASPECT Studios Adelaide has started work on Stage 2 of the Fremont Park upgrade, in Adelaide’s outer northern suburb of Elizabeth. In 2016 ASPECT was engaged by the City of Playford to prepare the master plan and detailed design, and deliver a staged revitalisation of…

Award win for Scarborough Beach Park, Brisbane

ASPECT Studios Brisbane was recognised at the 2018 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards, announced on 21 June, by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), for design and leadership of the Scarborough Beach Park Southern Upgrade, at Scarborough north of Brisbane. Awarded under the Parks and…

Two wins for Wild Play

Nature, imagination, measured risk, play – all come together in the design of the WILD PLAY garden in Centennial Park. The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden has received two accolades. Winning the large scale Playspace Award at the Parks & Leisure Australia’s 2018 NSW…

Sub Base Platypus opens

On May 19 2018, the former industrial and defence site at Neutral Bay on Sydney Harbour will be open to the community for the first time in over 150 years. Now known as Sub Base Platypus and managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, the…

From Quantity to Quality: new opportunities for landscape architecture in China

by Jillian Walliss and Ziming Xie ASPECT Studios is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in China. Starting with the bid for the Guangzhou West Tower – that ASPECT worked on till completion in 2010 – to currently designing major placemaking projects like Shanghai Dream Centre…

New landscaped public realm for Oaklands Rail Crossing, Adelaide

ASPECT Studios Adelaide has begun the detailed design of public domain around a major infrastructure renewal project at Oaklands Crossing, 12.8 kilometres south of Adelaide CBD. Due for completion in late 2019, this critical upgrade to a transport node (one of five such major upgrades…

First Look at Melbourne’s Innovation Precinct

On April 6, 2018, The University of Melbourne’s innovation precinct – known as Carlton Connect – received planning approval from the Victorian Government. The pedestrian friendly precinct, located on the site of the former Royal Women’s Hospital, connects the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton with…

In Conversation with Chris Razzell

ASPECT Studios is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in China. Starting with the bid for the Guangzhou West Tower – that ASPECT worked on till completion in 2010 – to currently designing major placemaking projects like Shanghai Dream Centre and Shanghai Library. We’re proud to…