100 Public Spaces: From Tiny Squares to Urban Parks

06:30 - 3 April, 2019
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© DuoCai Photograph

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The key to successfully designing or recovering public spaces is to achieve a series of ingredients that enhance their use as meeting places. Regardless of their scale, some important tips are designing for people's needs, the human scale, a mix of uses, multifunctionality and flexibility, comfort and safety, and integration to the urban fabric.

To give you some ideas on how to design urban furniture, bus stops, lookouts, bridges, playgrounds, squares, sports spaces, small parks and urban parks, check out these 100 notable public spaces.

Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 29 September, 2014
Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

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Australian Institute of Architects Announces 2014 National Awards Shortlist

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
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© Peter Clarke

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the 61 projects making it to this year's 2014 Australian National Awards. Selected from a pool of 153 regional winners across 13 categories, the jury have visited all the shortlisted projects (except the international shortlist) in preparation for the announcement of the National winners at a ceremony in Darwin on November 6th.

Commenting on the shortlist, jury chair Paul Berkemeier said: "As a jury and as members of the profession, we were inspired by the number of projects that had informed clients working closely with the architects to achieve better outcomes. In many instances, this relationship allowed the project to go well and truly above and beyond the original brief."

Read on after the break for the full shortlist

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Telopea, Moffats + Shortland / Turner

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
Telopea, Moffats + Shortland / Turner, © Ethan Rohloff
© Ethan Rohloff

© Ethan Rohloff © Ethan Rohloff © Ethan Rohloff © Ethan Rohloff + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Telopea, NSW, Australia
  • Category

  • Client

    Housing NSW
  • Site Area

    5,611 sqm (Shortland), 2,451 sqm (Moffats)
  • Gross Floor Area

    9,541 sqm (Shortland), 5,605 sqm (Moffats)
  • Project Year

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