Winning team: Melbourne's Greenline

BKK is delighted to be among a collaborative design team led by ASPECT Studios and TCL to create the Greenline Project for the City of Melbourne.

This ambitious redevelopment will span 4km of the north bank of the Yarra River (Birrarung, in the language of the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Traditional Owners). It will create a series of ecologically and culturally rich spaces that connect people, their city, and the water.

The ASPECT Studios X TCL team incorporates local and world-class expertise including WSP, FSC, BKK, JCB Architects, GEHL, Urbis, Capire, Atelier Ten, Designflow, Electrolight, Lovell Chen, DuChateau Chun and Material Thinking.

The Greenline Project will make a profound difference for Melbourne and be a generational and transformative gift to the city and its river. At the same time, it will feed into the ongoing recovery of the CBD by creating an internationally known riverfront experience. Daily life in Melbourne will be fundamentally different, with the 4km stretch of the Yarra River – Birrarung spanning right through Melbourne from Birrarung Marr to the Bolte Bridge.

The Greenline Project will constitute an important act of Reconciliation, acknowledging through design the millennia-old relationship between the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung People and the Yarra River – Birrarung.

Indigenous elders, designers, researchers and artists are to be integrated into the design process at a fundamental level, allowing the expression of their stories and culture to be self-determined. The Greenline Project will reveal that history and etch it into the city’s most prominent new public space.

The design process will be based on the principles of woven collaboration. Our Greenline partnerships will be based on open dialogue and shared insights, producing often-surprising and inspiring outcomes.