PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN

Turruwul Fitness Centre

About

Turruwul Park Fitness hub is the first of a network of future fitness equipment hubs that will be spread across the City of Sydney Local Government area.

The hub includes both static and dynamic fitness equipment, plus fixing points for imported equipment. The arranged compendium of hardscape spaces is intersected by a small scale, stormwater management swale with brick detailing.

JILA initially produced the Park Fitness Plan in 2015, which was a feasibility study into the integration of fitness facilities into existing recreation areas within the City of Sydney LGA, and subsequently resolved the locations and size of each fitness hub.

Constitution Avenue Awarded

Last month Constitution Avenue was awarded twice at the Australian Institute of Architects ACT awards!

A collaboration with JILA, NCA, Hill Thalis, SMEC and AECOM, the project took home the ACT’s highest architecture honour, the Canberra Medallion, and also received the Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design.

The completion of the Avenue last year marked a project that was over a decade in the making, and has realised Griffin’s vision with a project that ‘negotiates the macro and micro scale with consistency, clarity and vision’.  Big congratulations to everyone involved and thank you AIA for the recognition!

 

New Century Garden the latest piece in the Chinatown upgrade

The City of Sydney recently featured the New Century Garden in video showcasing the upgrades currently being carried out across the Chinatown precinct.

Chinatown upgrade – City of Sydney

The Chinatown public domain plan is being revisited to take into accound recent significant changes in the southern part of the city centre.

JILA article featured in x-section journal

Jane’s article on ‘Emerging Challenges for Public Space Design’ features in X-Section Edition 5 2015 – Emergence: Designing for the Future for the full article head to http://www.xsectionjournal.com

Public domain design has moved to the forefront of contemporary landscape architectural practice. As a profession, we are also entering the sphere of urban design. Within these areas of practice, landscape architects are meeting the environmental challenges of global warming, water management and the pressures of population growth. Innovation in these fields is currently a prime focus in the media. To be taken seriously in this space, however, we need to engage in the social and political debates around the changing nature of public space.