2019 Australian Urban Design Awards: Winner of Leadership, Advocacy and Research – City and Regional Scale

Building Height Standards Review Project by Leigh Woolley Architect and Urban Design Consultant

Jury citation

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)

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