Halpin Way and Settlers Square

The redesign of the public spaces of Halpin Way and Settlers Square are part of the rejuvenation of Central Dandenong. The vision for Halpin Way is to provide a pedestrian prioritised contemporary urban space distinct by its greenery and engaging street life. Halpin Way is the heart of Dandenong’s dining precinct and creates a prime public realm link between Dandenong Railway Station and the city.

Settlers Square, the centrepiece of Dandenong’s transport hub provides an impressive entrance to Central Dandenong. Its contemporary design and functionality demonstrates the new spirit of the city and Dandenong’s rich social culture. Public art is fully integrated into the streetscape design.

Innovative computer modelling techniques were used to generate and test the design. A range of environmentally sustainable design elements are embedded in the design. Most visibly, the large scale iconic light tower is energy efficient and water sensitive urban design is an expressed feature of the streetscape.

Client:
VicUrban
Scope:
Master Plan, Urban Design, Concept Design, Design Development and Construction Documentation
Location:
Halpin Way and Settlers Square, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
Team:
ASPECT Studios (lead consultant), Williams Boag architects, ARUP (engineers),Charles Anderson (artist), Road Safety Audits (road safety auditors), Electrolight(lighting design), Blythe Sanderson (DDA compliance) and Currie & Brown(QS).
Year:
2012
Budget:
$9 million
Award:
2014 IFLA APR Awards for Landscape Architecture – Award of Excellence – Landscape Design
2013 AILA Victoria Awards – Urban Design








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