Regenerative Design in focus at Perth Design Week
Western Australia’s McGowan Government has committed that Perth will be a net zero city by 2050. How will we get there, sustainably? Join the conversation as Hassell presents a Regenerative Design Round Table on Monday 27 March at Perth Design Week.
Older and wiser: designing the future of residential aged care
A Royal Commission into aged care in Australia found traditional models of residential aged care are failing. But there is opportunity ahead as we imagine new ways to create places where both the physical and mental wellbeing of residents is paramount.
Perth office block to become vertical school
ArchitectureAU reports on our design for St George’s Anglican Grammar that will upcycle a 1980s office building in Perth’s CBD into a vibrant education campus. In approving the scheme, the City of Perth Design Review Panel found the proposal to be “a valuable benchmark example for the adaptive reuse of an aging and vacant low-grade commercial office building.”
Launching a new era for the Western Australian screen industry with Home Fire
A significant catalyst for the growth of the local creative industry in Western Australia, the world-class Home Fire film studio will shine an international light on outstanding local talent, bring artists home, and draw global talent to the state.
WA’s first children’s hospice approved
The Western Australian Planning Commission has approved the state’s first and only purpose-built children’s hospice facility, designed by Hassell. The facility will provide round-the-clock care for children with life-limiting conditions. “This beautifully designed and situated hospice will make a tremendous difference to the West Australian families going through what is the most challenging of journeys,” said WA premier Roger Cook. “I am looking forward to seeing this important facility complete and supporting children, their parents, siblings and other loved ones and providing them comfort.” Read the full article in ArchitectureAU.
A&D: 3 trends set to drive aged care design in 2023
Hassell’s Karingal Green in Perth, Australia (pictured), features in Architecture & Design’s report on the latest directions in aged care. “A significant number of aged care providers and architects have already taken the next step to designing for the next generation of older people, with the design thinking underpinned by the need to place residents at the centre of design strategies…”
Perth Unbuilt: See what the city’s landmarks could become in a parallel universe
Our unbuilt scheme that reimagines East Perth Power Station as a contemporary art gallery features in a new exhibition that presents bold visions for urban evolution at Boola Bardip WA Museum. According to principal and head of design Mark Loughnan, Hassell volunteered the design to highlight the site’s potential to draw Perth’s cultural and sporting precinct further along the river. “We did it to create debate and dialogue about what it could become — we saw an opportunity,” said Mr Loughnan, also the firm’s head of design. Read more from The West Australian.
How one40william shaped Perth’s skyline and the future of our sustainable urban developments
Thirteen years ago, the skyline of Perth, Western Australia morphed with the emergence of one40william — a landmark CBD development by Cbus Property. Our design delivers a generous urban nexus to the city and its people. Take a look at three design directions that define the success of this project and point to the future of sustainable city-shaping developments.
Perth aged care program unites small children with honorary grandparents
An intergenerational program between aged care residents and children from the neighbouring childcare runs once a week, and results are heart-warming. With a design combining residential aged care and childcare in one location, Queenslea acknowledges the importance of intergenerational connections and their positive impact on individuals and communities. Read the article in ABC Perth. Image: Molly Schmidt.
Big changes ahead for Perth Zoo as construction commences on its new Playground
Climbing, swinging, and views from the clouds are soon to enhance the playful experiences at Perth Zoo, where construction has begun on the Hassell-designed all-ages, all-access, nature-based Playground. The Playground, which is part of the first delivery phase of Hassell+Iredale Pedersen Hook’s ‘Master Plan 2040’, is set to open in time for the Zoo’s 125th birthday celebrations later this year.
Lessons from Country with our First Nations partners
Early engagement, investment, integration and planning are crucial elements in maintaining positive collaboration throughout a project’s journey, so too are the employment opportunities that projects provide for First Nations people.
New Greenspace inspired by the healing energy of Country
Our design for the multi-million dollar Greenspace project in Perth, Australia, officially announced today by the Western Australian Health Minister, the Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA is created to cultivate well-being within the largest medical precinct in the southern hemisphere.