Community, place and the concept of haven at Westmead
There were 3 key principals to our vision:
1.Community: to provide and enhance the community’s connection with their site and also with its history and significant heritage by creating spaces for people to congregate, meet and connect. 2. Haven: To draw from the sites existing ecology and compliment the site’s setting through the use of planting, materials and finishes creating a haven. 3. Place: To create a sense of place which will restore, reinforce and forge a new community with its own identity and ownership.
The heritage component of this project allows the new community to have common ground and reignite the sense of place within Westmead.
A new cultural, ecological and social heart engaging Westmead and its diverse communities focusing on community, place and the concept of haven. The cultural tree plantings in these zones also reference the gardens and agricultural history of the St Vincent’s Boys Home intending to bring the proposed community together and engage them with the original story of place.
ApartmentsAcross both stages
Buildings + Public domain upgrades
Shared zone laneways
Large communal podiums
Communal rooftop gardens
The landscape design references early settlement and the subdivision in the naming of 2 key spaces, Oakes Lane and Bayley’s Grove.