The Victorian Government has appointed two design practices based in Melbourne and New York to design a new public space for the Melbourne Arts Precinct.
Local practice HASSELL will partner with Brooklyn-based SO-IL to lead a local and international team for the redevelopment.
The Melbourne Arts Precinct transformation project will include an elevated inner-city park and new pedestrian connections into and throughout the area, enabling visitors to move seamlessly from Southbank and the Yarra, through Melbourne’s iconic St Kilda Road cultural institutions.
The project will deliver 18,000 square metres of new and renewed open public space in what is one of Australia’s most densely populated suburbs.
HASSELL is an award-winning design practice with extensive experience in public space design, from Darwin’s waterfront to Sydney Olympic Park.
The team is currently working on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project, as well as major new public spaces in Shanghai and Shenzhen.