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The New Heart of Perth

The design concepts have responded to the vision of Yagan Square to be an inclusive, welcoming and an active cultural and civic destination representative of a diversity of the local and Perth region and broader Western Australia. The concepts are representative of the ideas of convergence: of geologies, tracks, narratives, indigenous and non-indigenous people and culture within the Square itself.

The wildflower gardens will showcase the unique and diverse qualities of West Australian flora, providing a taste of the West Australian landscape. From the variety of Eucalyptus species found across the State and Perth to gardens that heighten the seasonal characters and colours.

Water also plays a major part in the story of Yagan Square and the unique feature has been developed with Artist, Jon Tarry. As a sequence of connected elements, the water features provide physical and experiential enhancements to the public landscape, encouraging the visitor to look, touch, feel and enjoy.

Initiated by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Yagan Square is part of the Perth City Link Project – one of the city’s most exciting redevelopments, reconnecting the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in more than 100 years. Perth’s newest major public space will be a place to have fun, meet, play, eat and shop.

ASPECT Studios together with Lyons and iredale pedersen hook architects completed the design for Yagan Square. Yagan Square was officially opened in March 2018.

Client
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

Scope

EOI, RFT competition, concept design, design development, construction documentation, construction phase services

Location

Perth, WA, Australia

Team

ASPECT Studios, Lyons (architects), iredale pedersen hook architects, Aurecon, WSP, Artists – Jon Tarry, Sharon Egan, Paul Carter, Helen Smith, Jeremy Kirwin Ward and Shaun Gladwell

Year

2014

Photo Credit

Peter Bennetts