Perth’s CBD Yagan Square Update
The Perth Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has unveiled its $73m design for the Perth City Link Project.
Planned to open in 2017, the one hectare Yagan Square has been designed to bridge the gap between public transport services in the CBD and Northbridge.
The design team including Aspect Studios, Lyons Architecture and Iredale Pedersen Hook have noted three important aspects in their conception of the design; inclusivity, cultural awareness and respect.
With a vested interest in Whadjuk Noongar traditions, the area has been designed to fit 8500 people, a fresh food market, a children’s play area and various native garden. In its desire to create an actively cultural and diverse space, the Perth City Link Project has included design elements of geology, indigenous narrative and a nod to the unique river system in our city’s centre.
Artistic contributors include Paul Carter, Jeremy Kirwin Ward, Shaun Gladwell, Helen Smith and Sharon Egan and John Tarry. Each with different styles that are set to converge in the development of the square, the designers will contribute in their desire to reflect Perth’s history as a place of hunting and gathering.
In particular, Tarry’s unique water feature is set to act in a sequence of connected elements, and engage the public with a vibrant and kinetic new Perth lifestyle.