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2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Landscape Architecture Award for Urban Design

Victoria Square, Kerang by Hansen Partnership

Jury citation:

The landscape architect’s subtle urban renewal approach to Victoria Square, Kerang, has been underpinned by an awareness of and sensitivity to “localness,” with the goal of re-establishing the centre of this regional town as a place of civic pride and community gathering.

Restrained and sensitively integrated design interventions have “peeled back” underused infrastructure and materials and reoriented the pedestrian experience around historic civic landmarks. This helps to mitigate a vehicle-dominated main street and shifts the way the community perceives and uses the space. This urban renewal project is considered an exemplar for the revitalization of other regional towns.

Location: Kerang (VIC)

Aboriginal Nation: Wembawemba



Published online: 2 Nov 2018
Words: LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk
Images: Andrew Lloyd


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018

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