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Pentridge Piazza

Pentridge Piazza, the central public space of the emerging Pentridge Coburg redevelopment, is the result of a design that acknowledges Pentridge’s difficult history while making room for new beginnings. Positioned in the former mustering yard, the Piazza is a restrained space centrally placed between heritage bluestone buildings and a new cinema and shopping centre.
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  • Client Shayher Group
  • Location Coburg, Melbourne, Australia
  • Year 2014–2020
ASPECT’s spatial arrangement of the central Piazza reflects its previous life as a mustering yard, and the entry and arrival sequence from Champ Street has been reflected in the ceremonial Piazza entrance. Core to this act of interpretation is the marking of the historic mustering lines, which have been embedded into the Piazza through simple concrete lines and crosses marking the positions prisoners took when in the space.
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The development adds almost 6,500m² of public open space and will allow future growth for the Piazza into a viable outdoor venue for art, cultural activities, entertainment, and as a lively hub for residents, locals and visitors to enjoy.
  • TEAM NH Architecture, Buchan Group, Electrolight, SHP, PTA Landscapes, Waterforms International
  • AWARDS 2022 AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards - Civic Landscape Award
  • PHOTOGRAPHY Dianna Snape