Urban&Public and Six Degrees Urban worked together for the City of Adelaide to examine and document in detail how to regulate and achieve the best building fabric and public domain to encourage an active and connected public realm. The project was jointly funded with State Government, to deliver better quality public domain and better buildings in the recently established Design Excellence and Development Assessment programs.
The document is set out in three parts;
—Human Scale at Street Level
This guideline is part of Adelaide City Council’s Urban Design Framework (UDF). The UDF aims to provide a template for new development and alterations to existing buildings, that will, piece by piece and step by step, help create a more coherent, active, diverse and inclusive Adelaide city centre. The focus of these guidelines is the interface between the public and private realm. Whilst this is a particular part of the physical fabric of the city, it represents in a broader sense one of the fundamental aspects of city life, the relationship between the community and the individual, where the public benefit and private property rights come together.
Client // Adelaide City Council
Client // 2012—2014
Link: Adelaide Design Manual
U&P were engaged by Woollahra Council to review the existing public domain of Double Bay town centre, and propose a vision for better utilisation and long term improvements to the street, laneway and arcade network — alongside the important public gathering spaces, parks and Sydney Harbour foreshore, and investigate better links to public transport whilst improving active transport outcomes.
The strategy sets a pathway and intentions for integrated future public domain improvements across the centre, from building interface issues with the public domain, street trees, squares, markets, street furniture, wayfinding and lighting. As part of this work we established a strong public domain hierarchy — a framework for all future capital works investments.
Client // Woollahra Council
Year // 2016