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2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Landscape Architecture Award for Civic Landscape

Railway Square by Place Laboratory

Jury citation:

Railway Square is a beautiful, multi-layered and robust response to a historic industrial site that creates a new public space that is both authentic and compelling. The interpretation of the site’s heritage has been informed by in-depth research, which was influenced further by user audits asking how people might use the site in the future. The project includes significant remediation of the site as well as the development of a strong return brief to ensure that the public realm will transform the surrounding precinct as it evolves. High-quality finishes and bespoke elements transform the site into a delightful and playful civic space to be enjoyed by all.

Location: Midland (WA)

Aboriginal Nation: Whadjuk



Published online: 1 Nov 2018
Words: LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk
Images: Dion Robeson


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018

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