HASSELL to design Sydney’s light rail future
In a significant change to Sydney's public transport landscape, the New South Wales Government has committed to delivering light rail from Randwick and Kingsford through the heart of the CBD to Circular Quay to reduce urban congestion.
HASSELL, together with Arup and Aurecon, are the engineering, light rail systems and urban design team commissioned by Transport for NSW to deliver this exciting new project.
The design challenge is to create a transport system befitting Australia's global city, integrating the physical infrastructure into existing urban areas of distinctive character and significant heritage value to establish a sensitive and high-quality public domain.
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Australia's coolest offices
Steve Coster discusses Australian workplace changes that are supporting flexibility, creativity and innovation
Point King Residence on Vogue Living
This Mornington Peninsula house was designed to maximise both entertaining and privacy, and minimise its visual impact on the environment
Felicity Roocke - creating desirable destinations
Senior Associate Felicity Roocke speaks about her design motivations and creating desirable hospitality destinations
Palm Island on World Landscape Architecture
Palm Island in Chongqing, China features on World Landscape Architecture
Fit-out for a king
Stores packed tightly with merchandise are yesterday’s news - even if the prices are low. The driving principle behind modern shop design is generosity, says Scott Walker, Head of Interior Design at HASSELL
Spotlight on Cassandra Chilton
HASSELL Senior Associate Cassandra Chilton was profiled in the AILA Victoria winter newsletter
Going above and beyond in Melbourne
World Architecture News takes an in-depth look at the Burnley Living Roofs project at the University of Melbourne Burnley Campus
Open plan offices - the pros and cons
Steve Coster, Head of Knowledge and Sustainability at HASSELL, discusses the pros and cons of open plan offices
Extensive consultation occurred between HASSELL, the University, workplace environment strategists and key stakeholders with approximately 30 workshops held over eight weeks. HASSELL also consulted with local and international student groups weekly to both inform and develop the concept design, helping stakeholders and the design team to make informed decisions along the journeyUniversity of Adelaide Learning HubRead more
HASSELL is set to design China's first sustainable boutique hotel on Sichuan province's largest mountain plateau, 2,600 metres above sea level. The Wawu Shan Resort and Hotel will be located on the edge of the summit with panoramic views of the neighbouring peaks and valleysWawu Shan Resort and HotelRead more
With inherent client knowledge, the design brief was able to surpass the everyday and focus on an aspirational outcome of connectedness, rather than pure floorplate efficiency. This focus was able to challenge the traditional legal workplace planning model and move beyond a perimeter office setup to increase connectednessGadens LawyersRead more