Urban Form

Geelong’s urban form echoes influences from our past with increasing emphasis on our unique lifestyle and reinvigorated central business district. Designers apply clever use of colour, shade, materials, shapes and aesthetics to create community spaces which are warm and inviting.

Some of the most recent projects include:

  • The eight metre wide Botanic Walk along Malop Street, Geelong, creating beauty, passive relief, shade and increased amenity.
  • The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre which brings the gorgeous Johnstone Park and Corio Bay into the library space through the use of flat glass panes and outcrops. From inside the building the landscape enters the structure, with every floor looking onto the trees.
  • The Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) is undergoing enormous renovations, with a striking new entrance, improved access and new dance and rehearsal spaces being constructed.

‘Designed by international Melbourne-based architecture studio, HASSELL, the project will redefine GPAC, its connection with the CBD and its position as Victoria’s leading regional performing arts centre.’

Architecture…sculpture…gardens…street furniture…public art…green walls…overhead lighting…play spaces…trees and plants…paving and pathways…skate park and rain gardens…

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