Top End with TROPPO

  • Date published : 05 September 2019
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Located between the waterfront and edge of the city, the Redevelopment of the Darwin State and Civic Square precinct is the type of project we love. A project with an inspirational brief and extensive stakeholder consultation, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with local and nationally recognised architects – Troppo, artists and other professionals to create a lively public space that is emblematic of the relaxed Darwin and NT lifestyle…. and the bonus is we have been able to escape winter down south!

The new Darwin Civic and State Square Masterplan builds on the City CBD Masterplan and the government’s heat mitigation studies to create a diverse array of spaces that draw a myriad of locals and tourists to the site night and day and through the Top End’s dramatic wet and dry seasons. The existing green park atmosphere is amplified with a flexible and activated ‘central heart’ adjacent a new NT Art Gallery with a shady grand verandah. The creation of a series of tropical gardens, cooling and expressive water-features, shelters and walkways are inspired by the rich living First Nation culture and migrant history, and local landscape character.

Read more about the Darwin State and Civic Square here