2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Award for Civic Landscape

One Central Park by Aspect | Oculus Civic Landscape: Landscape Architecture Award Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Jury comment

One Central Park is a standout project by virtue of its application of technical advancements. These include soil and planting research, testing and development for the seven kilometres of balcony planting and green facade that cover the buildings in a challenging urban environment, and the recycled blackwater irrigation system developed for the project, the first of its kind in Australia. The courtyards are inviting spaces for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.

The project makes a substantial contribution to the promotion of landscape architecture and the advancement of culture through design advocacy. Demonstrating a highly integrated community and sustainable design outcome of outstanding quality, the client is commended for taking on the risks associated with this nonstandard project solution, one that has delivered exceptional rewards for the locale and its residents.


PTW Architects
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Project Team
Terry Brabazon, Craig Hines, Noel Samyia, Matt Dobbs, Mark Giles, Gengis Yaglipinar, Terry O’Rourke, Johnny Wong, Alan Wang, Minh Lee, My Thuat Ho, Tim Waldock, Calvin Kwan
Design architect
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Accessibility consultant Accessibility Solutions
Acoustic consultant Acoustic Logic
BCA consultant Cityplan Services
Builder Watpac
Civil engineer Hughes Trueman
Climbing cable contractor Tensile
Developer Frasers Property Australia, Sekisui House Australia
ESD and services Arup, WSP Lincolne Scott
Facade access consultant Farra and Karabiner Access
Facade construction G. James and JML
Facade consultant Surface Design
Fire consultant Arup, WSP Lincolne Scott
Green wall Patrick Blanc
Green wall contractor Junglefy
Heliostat Lighting Designer Yann Kersalé
Heliostat mirror consultant Kennovations
Interior design Koichi Takada Architects, Smart Design Studio, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Landscape architect Turf Design, Jeppe Aagaard Andersen, Aspect Oculus
Lighting Arup
Planning consultant JBA Urban Planning
Planter Box Contractor Palamont and Composite Industries
Quantity surveyor Davis Langdon
Structural engineer Robert Bird & Partners
Surveyor Denny Linker and Co
Traffic consultant Masson Wilson Twiney
Vertical transportation Arup
Wind consultant Cermak Peterka Petersen
Site details
Location Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Category Commercial / public buildings, Residential buildings
Type Apartments, Commercial, Multi-residential, Residential, Retail
Project Details
Status Built



Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016
Images: Simon Wood


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016

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