The City of Wodonga is Victoria’s fastest growing regional city. This project involved using urban design as an agent for civic regeneration and to accommodate expected growth. The site of 108,000 m2 (10.8 Hectares) was an existing ‘brownfield’ site in central Wodonga. Our design proposed new streets, roads and public spaces that link existing urban fabric with new development parcels for a variety of uses.
The width and scale of the new streets, roads and public spaces were researched and designed to calm vehicular traffic, encourage pedestrians and expose a wide range of commercial, retail and cultural uses to the civic realm. The size and geometry of proposed development parcels were also rigorously tested to confirm their suitability for a range of building types and uses.
Existing heritage buildings are also drawn into the urban design as signature ‘place-making’ elements. The project commenced construction in 2012 with the new streets and expressions of interest for the first development parcels being called by Government.
‘Junction Place’ Central Wodonga, Urban Design & Master Plan, Wodonga, 2011 - Ongoing
Client: Places Victoria
Key Stakeholder: City of Wodonga
Urban Design & Master Plan: Katsieris Origami: Architecture & Urbanism
Landscape: Aspect Studio
Traffic Consultant: Cardno