Darwin Waterfront Master Plan

A vision with people front of mind, aiming to improve quality of life, and ultimately achieve economic and environmental uplift for the city of Darwin.

  • Location
  • Darwin, Australia
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  • Client
  • Darwin Waterfront Corporation

Place Design Group in partnership with Liquid Blu Architects, reimagined the existing precinct to be the face of Darwin, displaying its natural and cultural heritage through a world class public realm.

The master plan vision focused around designing for people and place, considering the whole life cycle of the space. Creating a precinct that is vibrant and makes people feel safe, and one that is enjoyable and easy to walk and cycle around. Connectivity was key, offering a variety of experiences within the sub-precinct that would connect seamlessly with one another.

To support the master plan, app data mining was conducted to understand who the true users are. The current waterfront provides a single layer of activation. To elevate the precinct to a world-class level, Darwin Waterfront would need multiple layers of activation to attract and engage all ages and abilities across each sub-precinct. The six sub-precincts (Waterfront Pool, The Forecourt, Tropical Lagoon, Link Park, Central Cove and Intergrated Resorts) were designed to provide their own set of offerings to achieve a truely inclusive environment.

Images supplied by Darwin Waterfront Corporation

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