"A dynamic yet immediately recognisable urban marker for the community to orient themselves to."
- Tim
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Dandenong Public City Park Amenities

Dandenong Public City Park Amenities

Applying the historical use of the ‘tree stump’ as a landscape marker, shelter and wayfinding device to a public building.

Part sculpture and part civic marker, the Dandenong Public City Park Amenities Block is designed to inspire delight. It celebrates and creates a focal-point for both the remnant landscape along the Dandenong Creek and the rich, diverse and densifying cultural landscape of Dandenong.

At an urban design level the Amenities Block forms a significant anchor-point in the revitalised Dandenong Park, the southern node in a new civic spine along the revitalised Lonsdale Street, the complementing the existing nodes of the Drum Theatre and the Civic Centre.

The design of the Amenities Block draws inspiration from the remnant red gums doted along the adjacent Dandenong Creek, and the historical use in Australia of the ‘tree stump’ as a landscape marker, shelter and way finding device

For

Greater Dandenong City Council

Sector

Urban Design & Infrastructure

Status

Completed

Year

2019

Location

Dandenong, Vic, Australia

Photographer

Derek Swalwell