Optus Stadium Park has transformed a previously underused site into a vibrant community precinct and a new gateway to the city of Perth. Significant site constraints relating to flooding, contamination, settlement and access have been skilfully resolved. The design feels more like a parkland than a sports precinct, re-establishing the space as an important meeting place for the region.
The jury commended the project for collaboration with Indigenous working groups, which is evident in the broader landscape gestures, commissioned artworks and inspired nature play spaces. The design process and delivered works are an exemplar for ongoing revitalization projects within the city context.
Location: Burswood (WA)
Aboriginal Nation: Whadjuk
Read Tinka Sack’s review of the project here.