Lonsdale Street
Lonsdale Street

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About

Lonsdale Street, Dandenong is a key part of the $290 million Revitalising Central Dandenong Initiative, launched by the Victorian Government in 2006.

A key strategy developed by TCL in collaboration with BKK was to return Lonsdale Street as one of Melbourne’s premier boulevards. This 500metre long boulevard establishes via the extension of patterned paving and creation of garden rooms creates a pedestrian and cyclist priority environment and a vibrant and successful shopping centrepiece for Dandenong.

A linear garden along the length of the road, with double rows of Pin Oaks, a significant arrival element and forms a park environment and a desirable community meeting place. In line with urban stormwater best practice, a series of rain gardens capture and treat localized stormwater run-off to be reused for irrigation purposes.

An integrated artwork designed in collaboration with artist Daniel Sequeira and Electrolight is composed of vertical lighting rods and forms the centrepiece to the Lonsdale Street experience.

Details
Client Name
Places Victoria
Location
Central Dandenong, Victoria
Year
2010
Scale
10,000sqm
Traditional Owners
Bunurong, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people
Collaborators
BKK Architects, Electrolight, Design Flow, Daniel Sequeira
Photography
John Gollings
2014 AILA National Award for Excellence in Urban Design
2013 Walter Burley Griffin Award; Urban Design
2013 Joseph Reed Urban Design Award
2012 AILA Victoria Design Excellence Award
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