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Urban Design

Developing sustainable, high quality urban centres is essential to meet the environmental, economic and social pressures of the twenty-first century

In the current age of urbanisation, cities face a multitude of pressing challenges - provision of housing and employment, increasingly congested transport systems, ecological uncertainty and the need to compete effectively on a global stage. The design of our cities will be key to addressing these urban challenges.

HASSELL designs and delivers major urban projects, from city-wide design strategies, through detailed master plans and guidelines, to the design of new buildings and public spaces.

At the scale of the city, a neighbourhood or single site, we work to unlock the full design, economic and social potential of a project.

We are particularly focused on urban renewal and regeneration, with our integrated planning and design expertise allowing us to appreciate and assimilate the many dimensions of a project.

Our strategic thinking is supported by rigorous analysis, meaningful collaboration and our experience in the design of places, buildings and open spaces.

We extend this expertise through original research in knowledge, innovation and sustainability – all of which help us achieve our goal to deliver future cities that are robust, culturally rich and economically strong.

Insights

Urban Futures

Our platform for urban research, speculation and ideas Read more

Urban Futures

The Little House of Big Ideas - want new solutions? Ask a new audience. Read more

Urban Futures

The 4D Square - A prism for public life Read more

Research

Resilient by design – reshaping vulnerable waterfronts Read more

Research

Bringing trees back into Shanghai Read more

Research

Global 1:1 Read more

Research

Superdensity: a new model for vertical urbanism Read more

Designer insight

China shifts Watch video

Research

Play[ground] Watch video

Designer insight

De-smarting the city Read more

Video

City Making - The Brookfield Place Story Read more
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Sensorium - an urban pleasure garden Watch video
Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest_YouTube

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Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest Watch video
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China shifts Watch video

Research

Urban Housing Challenge: One million new homes, one thousand thriving neighbourhoods Download PDF

Featured projects

Panda Land Master Plan

Panda Land Master Plan

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Darling Harbour Sydney Public Realm

Darling Harbour Sydney Public Realm

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Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest

Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest

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Darwin Waterfront Master Plan

Darwin Waterfront Master Plan

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Gold Coast City Strategy

Gold Coast City Strategy

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Shenzhen Affordable Housing Design Competition

Shenzhen Affordable Housing Design Competition

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Summer Hill Flour Mill

Summer Hill Flour Mill

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New City of Ningbo

New City of Ningbo

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Waterbank Master Plan

Waterbank Master Plan

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Resilient by Design Stage: a regional resilience network

Resilient by Design Stage: a regional resilience network

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Shanghai North Bund Waterfront

Shanghai North Bund Waterfront

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Seunsangga Citywalk Design Competition

Seunsangga Citywalk Design Competition

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Resilient by Design: a resilient South City

Resilient by Design: a resilient South City

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People

Ken Maher

Ken Maher

Sydney
kmaher@hassellstudio.com
+61 2 9101 2068

David Tickle

David Tickle

Sydney
dtickle@hassellstudio.com
+61 419 017 861

Toby Lodge

Toby Lodge

Brisbane
tlodge@hassellstudio.com
+61 404 123 544

Ashley Munday

Ashley Munday

London
amunday@hassellstudio.com
+44 20 7490 7669

Karen Tham

Karen Tham

Singapore
ktham@hassellstudio.com
+65 6576 4321

Richard Mullane

Richard Mullane
马飞龙

San Francisco
rmullane@hassellstudio.com
+8621 5456 3666

Adam Scott

Adam Scott

London
adam@freestate.co.uk
+442038718904

Chong Wang

Chong Wang

Shanghai
cwang@hassellstudio.com
+862154563550

Urban Design project list

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