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‘The Playground’ at Coolbellup

‘The Playground’ at Coolbelup is the primary public open space for the housing development on the forrmer North Lake Primary School site. In 2008, UDLA were integral in aiding LandCorp in winning the bid for the Coolbellup School Sites – residential infill opportunities on the sites of three former schools in the southern Perth suburb of Coolbellup. Since then, UDLA have continually been engaged by the LandCorp/Lend Lease team to design the public realm areas.

This project includes innovative community consultation, urban design, landscape theming, tree retention & practical public art centered on fitness, play and imagination. The amenity and infrastructure aims to create an urban sanctuary discovered amongst a natural setting, trails and retained trees.

OUTCOMES:
    • Future implementation of public amenity to a previous school site
    • Recognition of site history and context, with poetic and respectful design response to a change of site use
    • A variety of park types within the surrounding suburb
    • Integrated drainage, recreation and art functions
SIZE:
    • 4.2 ha with 1 ha public open space
    • 54 residential lots
    • 4 group housing sites

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