Leading the Revitalisation of Port Adelaide’s Post-Industrial Waterfront – Landscape Architecture Australia

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Leading the Revitalisation of Port Adelaide’s Post-Industrial Waterfront – Landscape Architecture Australia

The landscape… at the historic Harts Mill precinct really is an interesting place that attracts people as a destination in its own right.’ says Jo Russell-Clarke writing for Landscape Architecture Australia. The project forms a part of the greater Port Adelaide Renewal Project which, ‘guided by Renewal SA, aims to encourage more people to live, work, invest, and spend more time in Port Adelaide, and to provide greater access and amenity to the waterfront… And with it, Port Adelaide has a little buttercup-citrine landscape gem’.


‘Originally conceived as a much smaller element, the project’s centrepiece is a prominent corner playground in the lee of the Hart’s Mill precinct, home to one of two historic flour mills that dominate the landscape at the western end of the Port Adelaide inner harbour… the new playspace has avoided pop-up puffery, landing substance befitting both the weighty significance of a much-loved, heritage-rich port, and its solid materiality’.


‘The playground itself is such a relief from the usual multi-coloured fare that it draws adults to share happily and noisily with younger children’.


 

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