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Sky Park, Melbourne Quarter

By OCULUS, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Studio &Aspect Studios

Designed as part of a joint venture by Oculus and Aspect Studios, Sky Park at Lendlease’s Melbourne Quarter development is based on the principles of biophilic design.

Sky Park brings a welcome green oasis into the concrete jungle of the city. Suspended over a wide pedestrian plaza with views of Southern Cross Station, the elevated park is open for public access on Mondays to Fridays and provides comforting green spaces where local residents and office workers can take a break from their busy day.

Oculus approached Anston to seek a paving solution for the hard-scaped areas within Sky Park. The eventual selection was a modified mix, using the existing colour Atlas from Anston’s Granite Range as a paving base and adding chunky bluestone fragments to create an exposed aggregate look. For this particular environment, which would be subject to high foot traffic, the extra detail within the paving would be more forgiving of stains from general wear.

Sky Park and the adjacent commercial tower at One Melbourne Quarter represent the first stage of the extensive development. Once complete, Melbourne Quarter will form a brand new city precinct home to new residences, offices, shops and hospitality spaces in the south of the CBD.

OCULUS is an international design practice whose work is an amalgamation of urban design, landscape architecture, and architecture. The practice has grown over the past twenty years to include studios in Washington DC, Sydney, and Melbourne.

Location
Melbourne, VIC

Designer
OCULUS, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Studio &Aspect Studios

Contractor
Lendlease

Deliverables
Custom Atlas exposed aggregate paving planks

Product Colour/s
Atlas, Custom

Photographer
Impress Photography

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