This project has successfully regenerated the high street of Maitland, New South Wales, reconnecting the city centre to the Hunter River and creating a striking community focal point. These achievements make it an exemplar in regional urban design and renewal in Australia.
The project respects the city’s local heritage while creating a contemporary “complete street” that can be modified as land uses change. Vehicles have been carefully reintroduced to help activate the street. The Riverlink Building is a landmark element of the project that introduces a “portal” between the street and the river.
The ultimate aim of this project is to encourage new economic opportunities and the design provides a strong basis for the achievement of this objective.
Location: Maitland (NSW)