This project demonstrates an exemplary approach to urban design research at a city scale. The jury was impressed with this place-specific framework, which acknowledges and accommodates the future growth and change anticipated for Hobart’s city centre. The methodology employs a block-by-block integrated analysis of Hobart’s topography, built form, lot configuration, views and view cones to and from the city centre. The resulting recommendations for building heights emerge from a careful reading of the city’s relationship to its distinctive surrounding landforms. The report thoroughly illustrates the series of investigations undertaken, providing a model for analyzing the unique local conditions that are vital in maintaining a city’s amenity and identity.
Location: Hobart (TAS)