FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2019
LONSDALE STREET BRADDON BY THE BULUM GROUP
Photos: Lonsdale Street Braddon, tour by Bulum Group. Photography by Martin Ollman.
Join us for a walking tour to explore how a privately led and creative redevelopment of Lonsdale Street Braddon has turned a vacant industrial area into to a thriving retail and hospitality haven.
Beginning at the Ori Building in Braddon, this tour will progress through Ori Arcade towards the area between the Palko and Nibu Buildings to hear the story of how the pop up strategy zone known as the Lonsdale Street Traders was used to bring activation and people in the in area.
It will then move on to the old Hamlet site, which was home to a temporary food truck village, born to activate the area further with its hospitality offerings.
On its last stop, it will move to the sculpturally expressive Yamaroshi Building on Mort street and its adjacent laneways, which have been built to a small scale in order to allow room for creativity and expression to emerge, and to encourage people to make their own spaces.
KINGSTON ARTS PRECINCT BY SUBURBAN LAND AGENCY
Photos: Kingston Arts Precinct. Photography by Martin Ollman.
The Kingston Arts Precinct is a visual arts hub in the heart of the Kingston Foreshore with opportunities for integration with a new mixed use commercial and residential development. ACT Government is delivering the arts hub through a land sale process that elevates innovative design and place making as the drivers of the future development outcomes.
The site is home to the first two permanent public buildings built in Canberra, playing an important part in the early development of Canberra as source of power generation and has been heritage-listed for its industrial and architectural significance. The site tour will explore how Geocon’s proposed design concept for the Kingston Arts Precinct will integrate new uses with those already on-site, as well as complement and enhance existing heritage values.
SPICING UP DICKSON BY PLACE LABORATORY
First stop is Dickson Village to hear about the seven day makeover, a community led activation that was the catalyst for the ACT government’s adoption of an action orientated planning approach to revitalise the tired public spaces of Dickson.
Second stop is the micro park at Dickson Swimming Pool, a demonstration of how a small intervention can transform an underutilised space into a hub of activity.
Final stop is Woolley Street to experience firsthand the action orientated planning approach, an iterative design process developed using place planning, experimentation, measurement and consultation.