Part park, part urban square and part garden, the public realm of the Green Square Library proposal is a unique landscape offering to this new urban community and is an exemplar of contemporary community public space design and place making. Designed by ASPECT Studios, the public realm is designed to integrate with the program of the library building and facilitate a richness of public experiences and moods by changing scales and tempos. More images and architects' description after the break.
The various landscape "rooms" create places to read, learn and socialize; places where people want to work, stay and play. The landscape includes Library Place as the flexible heart to the site, with reading rooms, canopy planting and a communal table; the Walled Garden, which enables quiet relaxation in the landscape; Sheas' Waterline, which provides a series of water experiences for all park visitors; and Nielson Square, with its community green and integrated play opportunities providing a complete range of opportunities for all library visitors.
Architects: ASPECT Studios
Location: Green Square, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Collaborators: John Wardle Architects, Dani Marti
Client: John Wardle Architects for the City of Sydney Council