We want to share the places that we like - we are in the process of making this more interactive so that you can add yours.
Image: this landmark site in the heart of Northbridge is intended to be a major commercial, cultural and creative hub acting as a destination for families and passers by as well as a venue for large scale cultural events. Significantly the soft infrastructure components complement the hard. The Piazza is framed by the new multi-purpose Community Building, a versatile stage, an outdoor LED screen and an illuminated 8 metre high feature ‘Green Wall’. The space has been flexibly designed to encourage community use for performances, exhibitions, festivals, sporting events and other cultural activities.
We are currently developing a star rating system for places. This would focus on the quantitative components of urban design and placemaking including:
day and night time activity
We are also developing a polling booth for you to vote for your favourite place.
In the mean time we have selected a few from around Australia which we have photographed:
1. Northbridge Piazza - Northbridge, Perth, WA, AUS.
2. Salamanca Place - Hobart, TAS, AUS.
3. East Perth - Perth, WA, AUS.
4. Southbank - Brisbane, QLD, AUS
5. Rouse Hill Town Centre - Sydney, NSW, AUS
6. Kelvin Grove Urban Village - Brisbane, QLD, AUS
7. Bank Place - Melbourne, VIC, AUS
8. Federation Square - Melbourne, VIC, AUS
My Favourite Place Berlin Mitte - Hackesche Höfe
Peter Monks – Director of Planning, City of Perth
Peter tells how the Hackesche Höfe is a great urban place that delivers a diversity of mix within an overall structure. He describes how the hofs, the courtyard areas between the buildings, offer a whole variety of different spaces ranging from theatres, through to galleries, retail and shops, and bars and how people live on top of this in a little community. This is one of Peter's favourite urban places in the world. Why not drop us a note on facebook or twitter of your favourite place?"
To see more of this expert interview or to see over 20 more then click here
Audits - South Australia, Australia
Elizabeth Town Square, Adelaide, SA, AUS (1.41 MB)
Audits - Queensland, Australia
Audits - New South Wales, Australia
Audits - Western Australia, Australia
Audits - Victoria, Australia
Audits - Tasmania, Australia
Audits - Northern Territory, Australia
Audits - India
Audits - USA
“You feel like you are contributing to a wider body of knowledge as Andrew collects photos, ideas and suggestions“ Simone Fogarty, Adelaide, July 2010
“I liked the ‘my favourite place’ activity to see the outcomes of urban design on the ground and being applied” Townsville May 2010