West Ashgrove Village is an intimate character-rich suburban destination with a contemporary urban quality that belies its location on busy Waterworks Road. In re-imagining the Village as a people-first destination, the revitalisation has delivered a suite of places that invite people to linger longer, connected by a shady, high-amenity streetscape.
Creative collaboration with BCC as client, across design disciplines and with the artist has realised a cohesive and distinctive urban experience, rich with thoughtfully detailed design interventions that encourage streetscape activation and ownership by the local community and traders.
Fundamentally, the West Ashgrove Village Revitalisation choreographs memorable journeys and experiences in its creation of place-focused moments and places that are actively fostering diverse and regular occupation throughout the week and weekend, both day and night.
The quality of the design outcomes are a testament to passionate client collaboration and the vision of Brisbane City Council’s Village Precinct Projects (VPP) program.
The Ashgrove West Village Precinct Project’s conceptual focus was delivering places for people. The existing generic bus shelter offered a unique opportunity for renewal, forming the hero of the wider village revitalisation. The new shelter’s striking form seeks to acknowledge and amplify the local character and history of the site.
Drawing parallels with the simple and elegant forms of Brisbane’s inner-suburban heritage shelters, the shelter strikes a balance between the local architectural character and the eclectic urban context.
Enabled by Brisbane City Council’s Village Precinct Projects (VPP) program and borne from close community consultation, the design of the new shelter provides a robust, low maintenance form that provides both transport and visual amenity.
The deliberate utility of the design reveals an enduring offering of contemporary architecture, while the delicate textures of the form lined pre-cast concrete inject a sense of richness, reflective of an integrated and meaningful place for people.
Daniel Loo, Design Architect
Dominic Powell, Project Director
Julie Hardie, Landscape Architect
Phil Mackenzie, Landscape Architect
ADP Consulting, Electrical Consultant
Bligh Tanner, Structural Engineer
PMP Urbanists, Civil Consultant