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WOODHEAD COMPANY PROFILE 1 2 Victoria Avenue, Perth, WA 2 Southern Cross University, Building A, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 3 Community CPS, Adelaide, SA Company Profi le Architecture and design is a process, a journey of discovery with our clients. The constraints of space and time and commercial imperatives are a given, the difference at Woodhead is we see them as a catalyst to spur innovation. What We Do Design and the Market What we do is about exploring the future; asking the right We exist to design, however design excellence is an outcome questions, observing and listening to make sense of how to plan of a commitment to rigor, research and innovation. Design does for the potential. We revel in complexity and understand that great not exist in isolation; it requires an understanding of our clients results are a product of exhaustive rigour, research and proven and the markets they operate in. Research, processes and processes and technologies. collaboration are fundamental to our success, as is our ability to deliver projects with technical accuracy and profi ciency. Our services are Architecture, Interior Design and Planning providing Property Advisory, Design and Project Delivery consultancy services. Business Sustainability Whilst we exist to design, we only exist if we have a sustainable Where We Operate business platform that ensures practice and procedures are conducted within regulatory guidelines. The growth of business is Woodhead is an Australian company operating globally through predicated on achieving profi t in order that we can reinvest in the a series of networked studios and partnerships; our practice organisation. A critical aspect of the structure is the management draws depth from our geographic reach yet is locally infused with of risk and the continuous pursuit of quality. Business activity experience and character. supports the Woodhead strategic business plan and goals, and We understand success will manifest itself through tangible contributes to a positive reputation and image by utilising high projects that embody our values, evidenced by our client quality processes. testimonials and our peer recognition. People and Culture How We Operate Woodhead prides itself on the professional achievements of Our organisational structure is based on the interwoven activities our people. We acknowledge individual contribution, and as a of design, business and people. company we are committed to nurturing professional development through a range of activities including; study tours, corporate These spheres of practice coexist seamlessly to ensure the training, research projects, and providing an offi ce culture based ‘Project’ sits at the centre of what we do and is the basis upon on continual improvement and learning. which success is measured. Woodhead supports policies and systems and processes that create equal opportunities for all and where people have the resources, assistance and support to achieve the highest personal and professional level. 3
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WOODHEAD KEY PROJECTS Woodhead works across several key portfolios, including; Commercial, Education, Industrial, Health, Hospitality, Residential, Retail, 2 Transport, and Workplace. COMMERCIAL 6 5 WORKPLACE 7 1 Adelaide Desalination Plant, Port Stanvac, South Australia 2 Animation City, Guangzhou, China 3 Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Adelaide, South Australia 4 Sydney International Airport Terminal 1 Redevelopment, New South Wales 5 Changi International Airport Terminal 1 Upgrade, Singapore 6 2 Victoria Avenue, Perth, Western Australia 7 Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), Singapore 8 Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 9 Southern Cross University Building A, Gold Coast, Queensland RESIDENTIAL 10 10 Place on Brougham, North Adelaide, South Australia 11 Gowings and State Theatre - QT Hotel Conversion, Sydney, New South Wales HOSPITALITY 11 5
...designing enjoyable and successful urban spaces and built form... 1 2 A successful master plan optimises the use of the space, considers different development options and responds to differing contextual constraints.” 3
MASTER PLANNING URBAN DESIGN PORTFOLIO STATEMENT
Master Planning and Urban Design Our urban design and planning focus is on the provision of enjoyable and successful urban spaces and built form. Our master planning skills apply to a variety of contexts and scales, ranging from a vibrant street to an entire city. The emphasis in master planning is a concern for a precinct and spaces in concert with individual buildings. Woodhead’s approach to masterplanning considers appropriate A successful masterplan optimises the use of the space, siting to maximise features and fl exibility to allow the development considers different development options and responds to differing to grow and evolve over time. The masterplan must be a legible contextual constraints. Woodhead’s approach to masterplanning composition, which has a sense of completeness at every stage ensures that any development is commercially viable and of the development, focusing on the quality of spaces between addresses the needs of both the present and the future. built form. The masterplan is a physical expression of the cultural context with a human scale – legible and connected. The spaces between the built form must provide a sense of enclosure and amenity combined with open space attributes. Each masterplan is governed by the need to develop urban street qualities that establish a sense of place and make the area an appealing destination for work and leisure. The emphasis is upon creating places for people that have a strong feeling of community and belonging. Every masterplan has a unique character as it relates to different sites and contexts, to different communities and to different local governments. 1 Adelaide Airport Plaza and Carpark, Adelaide, South Australia 2 Noarlunga Station Precinct Transit Oriented Development, Noarlunga, South Australia 3 Adelaide Airport Plaza - Design Sketch 7
Shenfu ‘Flow City’ Urban Planning, Liaoning, China
Flow City: a sustainable connection city model Woodhead Thought Leadership A city is also the organic union of a healthy environment, a healthy A city is not merely an engine economy and healthy human beings. “Flow City” is not a city per se, but a vision for the future of an entire region, with guiding for economic growth, but also principles that are highly adaptable, scalable, and competitive for the integrated development of the area’s economy, environment an environment to improve our and society. health and well-being. A city Over several years Woodhead have conducted an analysis of the historical linear city references, from Arturo Soria’s Linear City should be viewed as a living, (1880-1920) to contemporary concepts such as Paolo Soleri’s breathing, growing and changing Lean Linear City Model for China. Through the determination of the successful elements and shortcomings that have led to organism that supports the healthy failure in previous linear city models, Woodhead has established a series of planning, urban design and placemaking principles that sustenance of life. form a foundation of the Woodhead ‘Flow City’ philosophy and model. As we test the Flow City model and apply the philosophy and principles to appropriate regions around the world we look to overcome the fl aws synonymous with previous linear city models essentially underpinned by utopian views of the early 20th Century.
WOODHEAD THOUGHT LEADERSHIP We test and apply the ‘Flow City’ philosophy and principles to appropriate regions around the world, looking to overcome the fl aws synonymous with previous linear city models underpinned by utopian views of the early 20th Century.” Key attributes and objectives of the Flow City model: to provide a From Dynamic Energy to Competitive Energy comprehensive and cohesive vision for hyper-connection of city In today’s hyper-competitive globalized economy, having the right areas and map the ‘fl ows’ of the city; preserve and re-establish economic mix alone does not guarantee a competitive edge. That ecological corridors; development growth boundaries for existing requires the power of creative individuals with the capacity to cities are fi xed. Land values increase, cities become more adapt and innovate. It requires the power of competitive energy. compact providing the conditions for intense cultural interaction, Improving a city’s quality of life is the best way to attract talent. leading to knowledge generation and innovation; promote the By providing a healthy and safe living environment, good job expansion of the urban development of existing cities along high opportunities, abundant recreational outlets, a quality educational speed transport corridors, developing connection city areas or an system and effi cient public service, Flow-City will attract talented ‘Urban Isthmus’’; the overall concept is planned to resonate with individuals that will maximise its competitive edge. the effi ciency of biological systems and refl ect the alignment of macro to micro city systems and functions. From Competitive Energy to Synergy The strategic coordination of a city’s “fl ow energy” derived from ‘Flow City’ : Flow, Energy, Synergy its infrastructure, “dynamic energy” from its economic systems, Flow is Energy > From Flow Energy to Dynamic Energy > From “competitive energy” from its human capital, and “synergy” Dynamic Energy to Competitive Energy > From Competitive from its policies will propel the sustainable development of its Energy to Synergy economy, environment and society. Infrastructure, economic system and human resources are a city’s development capital. Flow-City’s infrastructure is the source of its energy With proper policy support, a city’s overall development outlook The economic, environmental and social development of a city, can be enhanced. When policy and capital are well coordinated, a region or even a country requires not only complementary synergy is released, and the whole can be greater than the sum “hardware” and “software” resources, but also energy. Flow of its parts. Thus, sustainable economic, environmental and social creates the energy for growth. At Flow-City, “fl ow” refers to the benefi ts can result from a city’s far-sighted policies. fl ow of people, goods, information and capital. The “fl ow energy” Flow-City areas would implement incentive policies that can is derived from an effi cient transportation network, ubiquitous dramatically improve the framework, strategy and execution of its information, an effective fi nancial system, low waste power/ economic growth: water/material supply, low-emission trash/waste water/waste gas management, and an ecological infrastructure that promotes
− Framework: create an attractive ecological, investment and living bio-diversity. In short, fl ow energy is derived from Flow-City’s environment. comprehensive infrastructure.
− Strategy: offer the best infrastructure, economic and human resource systems. A city’s circular economic system is the source of its dynamic energy
− Execution: encourage integrated planning and development, plan globally, implement locally. A strong infrastructure system infuses a city with the fl ow Cities of the future will better facilitate connection to global energy that will drive economic growth: its “Dynamic Energy.” knowledge and markets and will support authentic local and Dynamic energy comes from the vertical integration of primary, cultural lifestyles. The cities planned today will be judged for their secondary and tertiary industrial chains, the integration environmental sustainability and their ability to re-generate and of resource-processing “upstream” industries and waste- deliver a high quality lifestyle and healthy human environments, processing “downstream” industries, the extension of national measured in their ability to attract and retain the best workforce and international markets, the integration of rural and urban and innovative minds. economies, the effi cient, “circular” utilization of power, water and material resources, and the development of clean and renewable energy. In short, the dynamic energy that drives economic growth is generated by a city’s “circular” economic system. 11
Cities of the future will better facilitate connection to global knowledge and markets and will support authentic local and cultural lifestyles.”
WOODHEAD THOUGHT LEADERSHIP At the heart of the core area the ”living bridge”, not only provides The conceptual design for the core area of the shenfu Flow the mass transportation and pedestrian link across the river, but City directly refl ects the principle of “fl ow, energy and also accommodate a variety of entertainment cultural and short- synergy” outlined in the overall concept approach. term residential facilities. These functions spread from the bridge The concept design creates a strong sense of place in itself while along the north and south riverfronts generating a dynamic and simultaneously strengthening the TOD connections between authentic lifestyle experience for Shenfu Flow City inhabitants and Shenyang and Fushun that underpin the overall plan. It was for visitors from Shenyang, Fushun and from around China and the this reason, we rejected monumental planning gestures, such as world. large geometric shapes, defi ned by the main roads, to inform the References to biological and anatomical structures have planning, the core area. This would have imposed an extreme infl uenced the form and planning of the overall concept and artifi cial pattern on the landscape that may have road as a naturally the core area. Study at the effi ciency of the human government centre or new CBD in competition with the already circulatory and nervous system, as a key reference, has ready to established business and government centers of Shenyang and the realization of an incredibly rational and effi cient transportation Fushun. Further, we have referenced the natural fl ow of the system for the city. river, landscape, the existing transportation corridors, and the connection of the northern tourist area to the industrial and farm The groupings of dense, mixed-use functions, around these area in the south, to allow the site to defi ne the location and corridors are not unlike the grouping of muscles around the bones shape of the core area. and main actives. The metaphors are appropriate as the reinforce the connection the human energy that drives the city. A rational The intensely mixed-use building and landscapes along the and effi cient planning and transportation structure promote the north-south transport corridor and those spreading along the development of creative and fl exible space for mixed use city river, from the “living bridge” all form part of an urban laboratory. functions to grow and evolve along the main rail, road and river The Shenfu Flow City as an urban lab explores the use of the corridors between Shenyang and Fushun. That may be referred to most current and future eco city design and engineering thought as “urbanatomy”. and technology for visitors from around the world to study and experience. The Flow City as urban lab represents a serious challenge to the government of Liaoning to set sweeping policy objectives to achieve world class outcomes in eco city design and realisation. As Gregory Nuruh in his recent Harvard Business Review article The Biosphere Rules states “Sustainability is not a distant, foggy goal but, rather, real destination”. The Shenfu Flow City begins to explore how nature’s technology can be emulated in the service of sustainable manufacturing and commerce. Though the standardisation of building elements, the manufacture of whole building component for the area and limiting the palette of materials used in construction to only those that are 100% recyclable will achieve world’s best sustainability. This requires vision from community business and industry leaders, and in particular on the part of policy makers in the government. The functions are of mixed-use and are intensely integrated throughout the fl ow city core area. However, different areas are biased toward key functions located in appropriate zones. The Key functions of university and training, convention, sports, health and R&D are positioned at the east and west of the core area along the rivers, to activated these areas, provide good access to these facilities via the major perimeter roads and draw people from the central ”living bridge” to the city’s extremities. The university and training area in the northwest is represented by a series of complete donut forms that work as a group and also speak of different facilities. Heath and education systems form an integrated part of the university and training facilities where, for example, a teaching hospital may be located. This is essential to attract educated families to live here and visit and input their skills and intellectual energy into the city thus creating the impetus for sustainable growth. Sports, health and fi tness facilities are on the apposite side of the river. In the northeast, the convention and exhibition centre located. 13
The intensely mixed-use building and landscapes along the north-south transport corridor and those spreading along the river, from the “living bridge” all form part of an urban laboratory.”
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Shenfu Flow City Shenyang and Fushun, North China The conceptual design for the core area of the shenfu Flow City directly refl ects the principle of “fl ow, energy and synergy” outlined in the overall concept approach. The concept design creates a strong sense of place in itself while The functions are mixed-use and are intensely integrated simultaneously strengthening the TOD connections between throughout the Flow City core area. However, different areas are Shenyang and Fushun that underpin the overall plan. biased toward key functions located in appropriate zones. The design references the natural fl ow of the river, landscape, The key functions of university and training, convention, sports, the existing transportation corridors, and the connection of the health and R&D are positioned at the east and west of the core northern tourist area to the industrial and farm area in the south, area along the rivers, to activated these areas, provide good to allow the site to defi ne the location and shape of the core area. access to these facilities via the major perimeter roads and draw people from the central ‘living bridge’ to the city’s extremities. The The intensely mixed-use building and landscapes along the north- university and training area in the northwest is represented by south transport corridor and those spreading along the river, from a series of complete donut forms that work as a group and also the “living bridge” all form part of an urban laboratory. speak of different facilities. Heath and education systems form an integrated part of the university and training facilities where, The Shenfu Flow City as an urban lab explores the use of the for example, a teaching hospital may be located. This is essential most current and future eco-city design and engineering thought to attract educated families to live here, visit and input their skills and technology for visitors from around the world to study and and intellectual energy into the city thus creating the impetus for experience. The Flow City as urban lab represents a serious sustainable growth. challenge to the government of Liaoning to set sweeping policy objectives to achieve world class outcomes in eco-city design and Sports, health and fi tness facilities are on the apposite side of realisation. the river. In the northeast, the convention and exhibition centre located. The Shenfu Flow City begins to explore how nature’s technology can be emulated in the service of sustainable manufacturing and Client Liaoning Provincial Government commerce. Though the standardisation of building elements, Collaboration Woodhead and Tongji University Urban the manufacture of whole building component for the area and Planning Institute limiting the palette of materials used in construction to only those Project size 56km2 area between Shenyang and that are 100% recyclable will achieve world’s best sustainability. Fushun, North China This requires vision from community business and industry leaders, and in particular on the part of policy makers in the government. 15
Project Name, Location, State, Country
Protecting the area’s water courses and sources is of prime importance while also preserving as much of the productive agricultural land and aqua- cultural areas as possible. Cultural and areas of natural beauty are mapped, preserved and integrated into the planning. Dung Quat Economic Zone & Sa Ky Urban Area Green Space & Ecological Corridors Plan
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Dung Quat Flow City Regional Planning and Port Master Planning Dung Quat Region, Central Vietnam Application of the Flow City model to the connection city planning for Dung Quat Port II Region. An overall vision, created relative to the Flow City model philosophy and application process, was required to create a distinctive design approach for the region that is recognised internationally. National and Global connections to the Dung Environment Planning Quat II port area With great respect for the Dung Quat region’s natural environment The future regional planning structure is that of an industrial it was critical to establish the correct foundation to the planning. and agricultural connection area that logistically and functionally Protecting the area’s water courses and sources is of prime supports the consolidation and growth of the existing regional importance while also preserving as much of the productive city centres. The incorporation of the existing urban/village areas agricultural land and aqua-cultural areas as possible. Cultural and and road locations into the new planning and the preservation of areas of natural beauty are mapped, preserved and integrated into existing productive land where possible. the planning. Central to the planning, it was critical for new areas to be Planning for climate change involves insuring built assets integrated into the regional ecological and transport network. are positioned above predicted fl ood levels and materials Existing hills and forests that were once linked across the for construction are specifi ed to anticipate maintenance and landscape are preserved as part of a new ecological corridor replacement relative to extreme weather conditions. Planning, network. Initial conceptual sketches reveal environmental and urban design and architecture integrated with a network of green development networks that will connect the region. spaces and corridors. Green buffer zones separate the urban and industrial areas and the heavy transport corridors from the urban The Flow City concepts and principles are realised in the zones. Dung Quat planning as fl owing patterns of landscape and Client Vietnam Institute of Architecture and ecological corridors, urban and industrial areas and mixed-mode Planning (VIAP) transportation networks. Collaboration Woodhead - Strategic Planning and Master Planning Bradley - Landscape Architecture 19
Dung Quat Economic Zone & Sa Ky Urban Area Functions Plan
PORTFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE The Rapid Transit system will Transport Principles generate a number of social, Light Rail Light rail will take the form of a fast and automated train system environmental and economic benefi ts for rapid inter-regional centre transit that offers transport for the city including: taking thousands effi ciency and reduction on car dependency. of cars off the roads; reduce local The Rapid Transit system will provide local residents and employees with far more than a world-class public transport greenhouse gas emission; provide network. Light rail has a proven track record for revitalising cities more effi cient use of roads and fuel, by connecting people and places, and consequently attracting investment. create fewer emissions; boost public The Rapid Transit system will generate a number of social, transport use; generate jobs; provide environmental and economic benefi ts for the city including: taking thousands of cars per day off the roads in the region; reducing frequent, affordable and reliable local greenhouse gas emission by 100,000s tonnes within a travel alternatives; and create a fully short period of operation; providing 10 times more effi cient use of roads and fuel; creating 10 times fewer emissions than private integrated public transport system for cars with one occupant; boosting public transport use; reducing the number of private vehicle trips; generating direct and indirect the region. jobs; providing a frequent, affordable and reliable alternative to car travel; contributing to a fully integrated public transport system for the region. Heavy Rail Heavy rail will link the port, industrial and agricultural areas to the national rail network. Vehicular Separate heavy (service) and light vehicle circulation and provide green transport corridors. Air Connect Chu Lai Airport to the Dung Quat Port II region and to Quang Ngai by improved road and rail network in a North–South fl ow. 21
The Flow City concepts and principles are realised in the Dung Quat planning as fl owing patterns of landscape and ecological corridors, urban and industrial areas and mixed-mode transportation networks.”
The new district will look over the ocean and connect the people to their roots in fi shing and seafaring. The design for this district seeks to defi ne a modern city that will connect the people through each of the districts to a series of grand views that criss-cross through the existing road grid.”
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Haimen City Centre and Riverfront Precinct Planning Haimen Government Tower, Haimen, China The new district of Haimen is to be a place for living, relaxation, entertainment and culture, all merging together to form a livable city for the future. Generally the new district is split into various zones: the West Residential Zone, the Administrative Zone, the Park, the Commercial Zone and the Riverside Zone. The new district will look over the ocean and connect the people Riverside Zone to their roots in fi shing and seafaring. The design for this district The Riverside Zone is a regenerated area that will be transformed seeks to defi ne a modern city that will connect the people through into a vibrant mixed-use precinct. The fi shing village character is each of the districts to a series of grand views that criss-cross drawn upon with a seafood retail focus driving the areas sense of through the existing road grid. identity. Haimen Offi ce Tower Client Haimen Binhai Industrial New Area Management Committee The Haimen Offi ce Tower is the new government support facility in Haimen. The development is composed of approximately Collaborators Woodhead - Planning, Urban Design, 30,000m2 of construction area, is 21 fl oors high and has two Landscape & Architecture levels of podium containing an auditorium, cafe and meeting Nantong Design Institute - Precinct & rooms. The main meeting room, however, is located in the sky Building Engineering bridge at the top of the building. The design places the lift cores Project size 30,000m2 on the east and west sides of the building and creates a highly Floors Offi ce Tower - 21 effi cient work fl ow for the tower. The design of a central atrium and podium integrated into the landscape and amphitheatre adjacent the tower creates community focus space integrated with the building. 25
The Riverside Zone is a regenerated area that will be transformed into a vibrant mixed-use precinct. The fi shing village character is drawn upon with a seafood retail focus driving the areas sense of identity.”
Noarlunga Station Precinct Transit Oriented Development, Noarlunga, South Australia
Providing a vision for the Noarlunga Station Plaza, the master plan is oriented to the requirements of a mixed use higher density development utilising the newly electrifi ed rail line.”
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Noarlunga Station Precinct Transit Oriented Development Noarlunga, South Australia The Noarlunga Station Plaza can be positioned to transform an underutilised area with a strong sense of obsolescence into a vibrant, high density and culturally signifi cant place. Based on integrated design principles and consistent with the Some areas designated as TODs in the 30-year Plan for Greater 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, a range of residential living Adelaide may not require the initial investment in infrastructure and job options that include the growth of existing services, health that the Noarlunga Station Plaza requires as a catalyst for care, education and other niche industry sectors combine with signifi cant change. It may be argued that the expenditure community services and recreation to provide a quality lifestyle required for building a plaza over the rail line in this location is environment. excessive and that the money would be better spent establishing the plaza on less challenging sites in the precinct. This precinct offers competitive benefi ts for higher density development, employment and living which are at least as However, TODs such as the Noarlunga Station TOD require a attractive as other proposed transit oriented developments in signifi cant design led infrastucture solution to initiate the step- greater Adelaide. Providing a vision for the Noarlunga Station change needed to transform an essentially failing regional centre. Plaza not only delivers the type of development as identifi ed as a The direct integration of the plaza and the aggregation of new requirement for the future needs of the State, it is oriented to the higher density development around the station is essential to requirements of a mixed use higher density development utilising ensure high frequencies of passive secuity and activation of the the newly electrifi ed rail line. area. The new plaza will also enhance the amenity of the Noarlunga Client City of Onkaparinga & Land Management area by providing a distinctive public space and signifi cant focal Corporation point for the southern region. Developing a design-led structure Collaboration Woodhead - Planning, Urban Design & for the Noarlunga Station Plaza that enables interactivity and a Architecture point of difference when compared to the other priority TODs Jensen Planning + Design - Planning & in greater Adelaide is central to underpinning the revitalisation Landscape of the area. This TOD is integral to the achievement of strategic KBR - Precinct & Building Engineering directions for more sustainable urban growth in the region of Davis Langdon - BCA & Cost Southern Adelaide. Completion Concept Design 31
PORTFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE The landscape design for will bring life to walkable streets. A beautifully presented public space, that will become the ‘premier events space of the south’, the Plaza seeks to reinforce and quality architectural design will create a sense of belonging the sense of enclosure and clearly and reinforce a welcoming spirit. The future of this precinct offers a great opportunity to provide an innovative, sensitive and delineates movement corridors.” integrated environmental response to the redevelopment of this prominent site. It can become a visionary development leader and a major sustainable practices and initiatives demonstration project for the state. The concept vision for the site will also show leadership in world-class sustainability with an achievable, demonstrative and quantitative solution with respect to the environment, society and economy. The development may The design approach responds to particular cultural, social, resonate with sustainability, not only providing sustainable economic and environmental conditions revealed during buildings but delivering a holistic sustainable experience to its explorations as well as aspirations for a wholly evolved place. The users and visitors that will communicate and feed back to the development of Noarlunga Station as a major transit and mixed community. use interchange represents the scale of infrastructure insertion required to stimulate a rebranding of the area as a contemporary The Noarlunga Station Plaza is proposed to sit above the existing and vibrant centre. railway station adjacent to Burgess Drive at Noarlunga, and will provide a valuable civic space and connection east to the People living and working around the Noarlunga Station Plaza Noarlunga Centre and west to the community / recreational in the future will recognise the myriad of choices for recreation, facilities. The multi storey buildings proposed to the south and transport, shopping, jobs and lifestyle. A range of community west of the Plaza will provide enclosure and passive surveillance services, retail, housing and sustainable patronage at the station to the site, and the commercial / retail uses on the ground fl oor will provide a cosmopolitan interface giving the Plaza purpose and life. The space is divided into two halves with a northern amphitheatre space providing opportunities for performance based activities, and a fl exible open southern space that can be used for displays, markets and informal gatherings. The Plaza is fl anked by smaller gathering / informal play spaces to the east and west sides, while the focal point of the Plaza will be a large canopy that fl oats above the station entry point, positioned and secured by tensioned steel cables attached to architecturally designed multi purpose towers that surround the Plaza. The towers combine lighting, audio systems and suspend weather protection all in one distinctive gesture that provides a strong defi nition to the space that has a simultaneous sense of enclosure and permeability. The structure is composed of a concrete deck with adequate depth relative to overall levels to accommodate signifi cant landscape features and trees. Critical set out points for the levels are at the western edge of Burgess Drive and the height of the fi nished surface of the plaza above the platforms. A continuous level is maintained relative to Burgess Drive around the perimeter of the plaza and the centre level is set to ensure that the use of stairs is maintained, rather than attracting the additional expense of escalators. The landscape design for the Plaza seeks to reinforce the sense of enclosure and clearly delineates movement corridors. It also responds to safety by providing clear sight lines and transparency to the built edges and to destination points generally. 33
The curved screen spanning structure is of a civic scale when viewed from the air, and seen as both functional and an object of public art. It is a distinctive portal with aerodynamic qualities.”
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Adelaide Airport Multi-level Carpark and Pedestrian Plaza Adelaide, South Australia Adelaide Airport and Woodhead worked together to create an exciting, new, world-standard gateway to the city. The plaza features integrated spaces and innovative design... passengers and visitors are greeted by a geometric structure of international standard that is unique to Adelaide. Refl ecting Adelaide’s plains and big, open skies, the structure is Client Adelaide Airport Limited vast and when viewed from the air, this $100m project is seen as Collaboration Architect both functional and an object of art. It is a distinctive portal with Woodhead - Architect aerodynamic qualities giving it an exciting twist. Mott MacDonald MPM - Project The development consists of a multi-level car park with a Management pedestrian plaza and link bridge. The car park provides short term Wallbridge & Gilbert - Civil & Structural parking for 2000 public and car rental vehicles and has direct Engineers access to Terminal 1 via the pedestrian plaza and link bridge. Aecom - Services Engineer When asked how this project compares with others nationally Taylor Cullity Lethlean - Landscape and internationally, Woodhead Design Director Karl Traeger Architecture commented, “With the completion of this project and the defi nition of the plaza as the gateway to Adelaide, it’s up there with the best Rider Levett Bucknall - Quantity Surveyor in the world for defi ning entry to the city.” Watpac - Builder Completion 2012 The experience Project value $100m Overriding the aesthetics is the importance of the passenger Awards 2013 Cement Concrete and Aggregates experience. The Airport is all about passengers. The development Australia Public Domain Awards - SA State makes parking or taxi trips easier, taking the stress away from Winner (etnered by Taylor Cullity Lethlean). rushing to catch a plane. Clever and innovative design sits in the background to the practicalities of using the Airport. It is a balance between functionality and the experience. The plaza area is a multi-function space, including retail pods, offi ces and space for corporate functions. It has been designed to be fl exible to augment and to extend as the Airport functions are increased over time. 35
The process The eureka moment! The plaza becomes the Rising from a need to resolve car parking and also driven by the identity need to comply with new terrorism guidelines, the Airport Board Rather than trying to make individually designed elements, worked with Woodhead through a series of schemes. The fi rst such as little walkways, canopies, screens for wind breaks, and designs were very focussed on the function of the car park and facades all fi t together, the crystalising moment came when the in particular, how to improve the facade both aesthetically and decision was made to leave the functional buildings as they are. functionally. Instead, the focus became to use the structures to become the actual identity of Adelaide Airport. The experience is the plaza. In One of the options for complying with terrorism guidelines was providing a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience, the link bridge becomes to build a blast wall. Previously Woodhead had designed one that very important in integrating all the elements. Although still consisted of a heavy duty steel frame structure and a 62mm thick existing, the elements have been reconfi gured into a major civic glass in the facade. No small undertaking. With the issue of car architectural gesture to defi ne the space. During the process it parking also needing to be resolved, the Airport Board decided was recognised that the space was in sections which didn’t have it would be an opportunity to think beyond the current plans and any defi nition. The fi nal design has a series of spaces that are create something unique and special. The question was posed, “If integrated aesthetically in its function. The terminal is defi ned. we are going to add a bit more ‘wow’ to the facade, what do we do?” After exploring ideas, it was realised that all options, albeit Discussions involved whether to put a roof over the plaza area, clever, interesting and involving public art, were essentially still however it has been left open to celebrate Adelaide’s great just dressing up a car park. weather and to showcase the depth of large skies. It is such a large framework, that models were made early in the process in order to understand and check the scale. At 14 metres high and 4.5 metres off the ground, this is an imposing structure that is sculptural too. It is that sculptural property that provides a ‘wow’
PORTFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE This is a fi rst real indicator of was removed. This section would have completed the space and given a strong sense of enclosure. Woodhead hope that future Adelaide behaving like a city expansions of the airport will see the completion of this section of and investing in big public scale the plaza. gestures and architecture. It speaks Using the latest technology of a confi dence and direction in the Our Modelling & Visualisation Designer was responsible for the modelling and digital design of the project. This process evolution of the city.” introduced the twist, which gives real dynamic. The whole structure twists around itself, making an exciting sculptural factor and is a contrast to the low canopies and the little buildings feature. Utilising Revit software, the team have modelled in around green spaces, that are so prevalent in Adelaide. This sort three dimensions, which enables viewing in and behind the of design is a premier gateway to Adelaide and something that layers of structure. Woodhead is one of the leading companies other cities have done very well. This is one of the fi rst indications designing in Revit and advocates the direct relationship to digital that Adelaide is behaving like a true urban centre. manufacturing. Keeping design integrity Karl Traeger explains, “My biggest disappointment in the project is that the overall construction industry in Australia is not at a Woodhead is always pushing processes. Early on in the project, point where we can transfer a fully integrated design, including design principles and intent are recognised. All key stakeholders lighting, services and structure, from a digital design to digital look at options of how to interpret the design principles, with manufacturing.” Woodhead continually protecting the design integrity. During this process, due to cost implications, one section of the plaza design “The press box at Lords, UK, for example, used digital manufacturing, whereby the monococ aluminium structure is calculated and integrated into the overall form allowing minimal waste. With that type of manufacturing, the plaza structure could have really showcased its ‘fl oating off the ground’ form instead of housing many heavy steel poles; an approach likened to an early 20th century steel frame structural solution.” Karl reiterates, “The Adelaide Airport Plaza structure is cutting edge design, but not cutting edge manufacture. I hope that Australia in the future, can head down a digital manufacturing path with all the effi ciencies we could have.” What the project means for Adelaide This structure is a dynamic architectural piece, providing an opportunity to be owned beyond Adelaide Airport and beyond the city. People from all over Australia will be able to identify with it and will pass through a space that is deliberately created at a broader civic and community scale. The enormity of it requires a balance that must be met in a public space. A balance between the feeling of being a small part of a such a large form, looking down on such vastness, whilst at the same time also being able to interact at ground level and feel the texture of the public art objects. At night the plaza is lit in various ways, stainless steel mesh over two sides of the form, allow images to be projected. Coloured perforated metal panels follow the shape of the twist and are lit along with the cords or on their own, providing many exciting options. Imagine alighting from a fl ight to see projected Clipsal 500 cars whizzing around the stainless steel screen. An imposing and engaging visual feast. Karl Traeger summarises, “This is a fi rst real indicator of Adelaide behaving like a city and investing in big public scale gestures and architecture. It speaks of a confi dence and direction in the evolution of the city.” 37
TOD developments combine highly “walkable” mixed-use neighbourhoods with high frequency mixed-mode public transportation. Client City of Unley and City of West Torrens This provides the opportunity for a Collaboration Woodhead - Master Planning & Urban Design vibrant community with more effi cient InvestTec, Nigel Brophy - Investment & transportation options.” Economic Model
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Keswick Barracks Site Strategic Plan and Urban Design Framework Anzac Hwy, Keswick, South Australia Each Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is different and in the case of the Keswick TOD Precinct a sense of centre is distributed between a series of transport, commercial and community centres. These centres are positioned relative to maximum overlapping However, high density targets are clearly indicated by the massing walking distances of 400m radii, around Keswick Central and the diagrams with 3 to 4 level dwellings and commercial buildings Anzac Station, the precincts retail and transport hub. The urban planned for the short-term and in-fi ll with high rise apartment structure for the area can be effectively designed by concentrating buildings into the future. on the Circulation Framework, the Density, Facilities and Form, Energy and resource effi ciency, Landscape, Landmarks, vistas and Access and Circulation focal points. Prominent expressions of gateway as entries to the precinct are balanced with interconnection with the surrounding road network Scale and Density to breakdown the current perception of the area. As stated in There is the opportunity across the precinct to manipulate the the urban planning principles section of this report, slip lanes on scales of development to create interest and variety across either side of Anzac Highway, will provide a traffi c calmed access the precinct. A civic and dramatic scale applied to the transit to high quality business sites along the boulevard. centre at the junction of ANZAC Boulevard and Greenhill Road to the site that is defi ned by institutional and offi ce building A new rail station coined ‘Anzac Station’ at the junction of surrounding an urban park/events space communicates a strong Greenhill Road and Anzac Boulevard will create a new dramatic sense of regional centre. The Keswick and Commercial Villages gateway to the precinct and will be a central part of the new are designed to a direct human scale to express a fi ner grained transit system being established to accommodate the increasing community structure. The brand of the overall area, as eminating residential population and decreasing reliance on car travel. from the central Anzac Station Precinct plays a role in infl uencing Priority for pedestrians and bike access with traffi c calmed the scale of development on different parts of the site and is through public spaces. underpinned by a sense of security, commerce, production and The upgraded station will provide a cornerstone of public transport community based on a foundation of TOD and Place-making strategy but large park-and-ride facilities are not anticipated to be principles. Specifi c densities for each area are not specifi ed in developed. Pedestrian access bridges over Anzac Boulevard are this report, as fl exibility relative to market conditions over time will proposed to facilitate pedestrian movement over the boulevard determine the achievable densities. and to provide a striking structural rhythm. These are also design opportunities to assist in branding the experience of passing under them when driving along the boulevard. 39
Function Clusters The integrated approach to planning the proposed function clusters on the site creates an innovative level of aggregation of proposed functions that can be leveraged to attract and retain a high quality workforce and accommodation. Flexibility The concept framework plan provides the area with a planning framework that recognises that fl exibility, reinforcing Adelaide’s clear and robust grid structure, is an important factor in the success of the project. Planning for activity day and night During the day, should the diversity of functions and density be confi rmed and implemented, the area is well placed to capitalise on the high number of locals and visitors alighting from the Interstate Rail Terminal and ‘Anzac Station’. The development of Keswick Central as a major transit and mixed use interchange represents the scale of infrastructure insertion required to stimulate a step-change in development, resolve the challenging pedestrian circulation issues around the Greenhill Road and Anzac Boulevard junction and re-brand the area. This will also facilitate a high level of movement through the adjacent sites. The planning of the redevelopment will need to integrate functions including cafes, restaurants, residential and short-term accommodation and programmed events to ensure high levels of passive security and a diverse range of visitors both on weeknights and weekends to make this one of the area’s most visited night time areas. The site is well located to compliment the area with activities which occur at night within Keswick Central and Anzac Station and the Village centres. Special Activities The Adelaide Showgrounds, Keswick Village Green, Commercial Village Centre and the South West Parklands would need to be planned to provide space for the hosting of community and special events. These may include, for example, festival and local community events and technology and product expositions. Transit Oriented Development TOD developments combine highly “walkable” mixed-use neighbourhoods with high frequency mixed-mode public transportation. This combination provides the opportunity for a vibrant community served with more effi cient transportation options, while at the same time reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gases. Function integration and connectivity The resolution of the access and circulation at the Greenhill Road and Anzac Highway junction, and as integrated with a new mixed- mode transit station is critical to the planning of the precinct. The creation of the central boulevard from the outset is critical to the effective integration of the precinct. The network of secondary roads that serve the site are connected to the Anzac Boulevard.
PORTFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE The concept framework plan Functional coordination across the area is required to ensure the complementary integration of proposed functions on the site provides the area with a with that of the surrounding area to reduce regional competition planning framework that recognises and support the growth of the entire region. The various centres have been targeted to achieve signifi cant development density that fl exibility, reinforcing Adelaide’s with buildings between three and six levels with higher residential buildings in the core areas. It is intended the commercial centres clear and robust grid structure, is an will average two to three levels of offi ce, with the potential for the important factor in the success of the lots fronting Anzac Boulevard taking advantage of their exposure and becoming prominent gateway buildings. project.” Anzac Boulevard Precinct ‘Anzac Boulevard’ defi nes the planning spine, connects the core zones and public spaces, provides clarity of structure and circulation. From the junctions of Greenhill Road and South Road the boulevard will be a high quality urban, mixed-use environment. In the subsequent master planning phase, the mapping of ecological corridors to be connected to those existing outside the site boundaries will infl uence the planning. The precinct will provide for the integration of space for public recreation, gathering spaces, and other functions that will assist in providing its community with a sense of completeness and identity. A strong emphasis on functional and circulation connectivity with the surrounding communities assists in the creation of vibrancy and activity within the precinct. Future Directions The Cities of Unley and West Torrens acknowledge limitations within this Urban Design Framework and a desire to continue working with a wider group of partners towards detailed master planning and eventual implementation. The Councils consider that sharing the Vision and concepts with the State and Federal Government, development groups and local communities could pave the way for excellent integrated design outcomes. This Framework indicates the substantial schedule of work and good management required to achieve the vision which includes:
− Providing the Commission on the Commemoration of the Anzac Centenary with this Framework as part of the call for ideas on ways communities can mark the Anzac Centenary 2015;
− Total or partial sell down of the Keswick Barracks by the Department of Defence;
− The State Government’s commitment to improving the structural environment in the precinct;
− Establishment of a Master Plan requiring excellence in sustainable design and enabling gradual achievement of greater densities;
− Long term commitment to mutual contingent obligations throughout the Keswick Barracks and Surrounds by the 3 tiers of Government and development community. The Cities of Unley and West Torrens and its communities wish to be consulted by the State and Federal Government regarding the future of the Keswick Barracks and Surrounds. The Framework document has been endorsed for release by the proponent Councils however Councils have not endorsed the contents as policy. 41
The master plan provides for a major public square to act as a western gateway to the station with Northbridge and to link the Perth CBD. The continuation of pedestrian access between the two new public realms is Client Public Transport Authority made possible with a pedestrian link Collaboration Woodhead - Planning, Urban Design & underneath the Horseshoe Bridge.” Architecture MHM Engineering - Electrical Engineering Hocking Planning & Architecture - Heritage Architect BG & E - Structural Engineer Arup - Fire Engineer Uloth & Associates - Pedestrian Flow Analysis Rawlinsons WA - Quantity Surveyors Completion 2010 Project value $300m
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Perth Station Masterplan, the City Link Project Perth Central Train Station, Western Australia The Perth Station Master Plan for the Public Transport Authority of WA includes fi ve major infrastructure changes a the station to facilitate the Perth City Link project by MRA; the undergrounding of the Perth to Fremantle train lines between Perth Station and Milligan Street, introduction of a new pedestrian underpass, linking all platforms at the station, removal of the existing western overpass and timber footbridge and re-alignment of the Roe Street Principal Shared Path. Woodhead has a long history of involvement in planning and Key architectural issues include the introduction of a new development of Perth’s central rail station in the heart of the city underpass allowing easier and faster passenger transfers between CBD. the platforms at Perth Station and Perth Underground. Extensive modifi cations to platforms including upgrades and extensions to Building on this experience Woodhead was commissioned by existing platforms and construction of new platforms. The platform the PTA to develop a master plan for Perth Station as part of the works provide opportunities for increasing passenger movement New Metrorail project. The master plan provides for substantial and accessibility, and include upgrades to the existing eastern changes to the stations operations and pedestrian movement in concourse and eastern egress. and around the station precinct and adjoining civic spaces. Future pedestrian movements have been considered in the Master The master plan allows: Plan with the proposed development of a new City Square to the
− Creation of a direct at grade pedestrian link between Perth west of Perth Station and redevelopment of Forrest Place included CBD and Northbridge to effectively extend William Street as a in the station design process. The continuation of pedestrian pedestrian connection to Roe Street. access between the two new public realms is made possible with
− Provision of an unobstructed vista from Northbridge to the CBD to a pedestrian link underneath the Horseshoe Bridge. help encourage pedestrian movement between the two precincts. The possible future revitalisation of Roe Street master plan has Review of pedestrian and universal access requirements to and been also considered with provision for a future new station entry from Perth Station and Wellington Street underground station. point on Roe St. − A comprehensive approach to security issues within the Station precinct and the creation of a new civic space west of the Horseshoe Bridge. 43
Holdfast Shores Mixed Use Development, Glenelg, South Australia
03 Master Planning Woodhead Project Experience
“Where we would usually design predominantly for commercial imperatives, creating places and buildings for the archetypal voting, employed, able-bodied person. With this project we are designing for diversity.” Woodhead Executive Director, Karl Traeger
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Minda Site Redevelopment Brighton, South Australia Vision: to create a high quality, integrated, affordable, livable and sustainable urban village which delivers the diversity of lifestyle choice that will support Minda’s ability to deliver ‘Person-centred, Thinking-based’ services to it clients. Working with Minda management, Woodhead is creating an This will be put forward as an option for some of the project’s integrated, vibrant, liveable and sustainable urban village that will built assets, potentially delivering buildings with reduced on-site support Minda’s ability to deliver their services to the residents. construction time and vastly reduced CO2 footprints compared to The project is the physical expression of ‘person-centered’ traditional steel and concrete. thinking in planning and design and will be a new coastal community offering a diversity of choices for residents. A variety Green spaces planned for the village include a coastal park of commercial opportunities to support the organisation in the which preserves one of the only primary and secondary sand long term and a mix of facilities, including accommodation and dune ecosystems still intact in the region. At the heart of Minda service facilities will allow persons with intellectual disabilities to are existing Heritage buildings, which will be retained amid explore their full potential in life and also have the choice to age park-like settings. Construction will be staged at a pace which in place. is comfortable for the current Minda residents, guided by an overall ethos of progress which is person-centered, rather than The redevelopment will include activated space and public art developer-driven. which involves the residents to contribute to their sense of place. Client Minda It will develop a lifestyle program which meets the wants and Collaboration Woodhead - Lead Consultant, desires of Minda’s residents for social inclusion. This will be a fully Planning, Urban Design & Architecture integrated community, rather than an institutional setting. Priorities Jensen Planning + Design - Planning & include reducing bore water use, reducing energy use and Community Engagement reducing the CO2 footprint. Options under consideration include Taylor Cullity Lethlean - Landscape precinct energy generation. Water sensitive urban design is part of Artscape - Public Art the overall master planning framework. System Solutions - Precinct & Building There is also an exciting possibility for reducing the CO2 footprint Engineering Briefi ng and Concept of new buildings. Woodhead are involved in the University of Aurecon - Precinct & Building Engineering South Australia research project with a number of other partners Cundall - Sustainability in the construction industry to develop a plant in South Australia Davis Langdon - BCA & DDA for the digital construction of prefabricated multi-storey timber Project value $200m frame buildings. Project size 28Ha site 47
Master Planning Guided by Human Rights Woodhead Thought Leadership: Minda Redevelopment Published Article: Australian National Construction Review, November 2011 A new paradigm for planned Working with Minda management, Woodhead is creating an integrated, vibrant, liveable and sustainable urban village that will community design is being support Minda’s ability to deliver their services to the residents. The project is the physical expression of ‘person-centered’ explored by Woodhead, as the lead thinking in planning and design and will be a new coastal community offering a diversity of choices for residents. A variety Master Planners and Architects on of commercial opportunities to support the organisation in the Minda’s $200m development of long term and a mix of facilities, including accommodation and service facilities will allow persons with intellectual disabilities to its 28Ha site in Brighton, South explore their full potential in life and also have the choice to age in place. Australia. “Where we would usually design predominantly for commercial imperatives, creating places and buildings for the archetypal voting, employed, able-bodied person. With this project we are designing for diversity,” said Woodhead Executive Director, Karl Traeger. “Designing for the most vulnerable people in our society is designing for all. The development seeks to provide all the choices available to a ‘normal’ community with an overlay of tuning - Universal Design – as a way of being responsive to providing choices, access and freedoms for all residents.
WOODHEAD THOUGHT LEADERSHIP Green spaces planned for the village include a coastal park which preserves one of the only primary and secondary sand dune ecosystems still intact in the region.” “We are Master Planning an integrated village, with high quality Woodhead are involved in the University of South Australia urban links between a hierarchy of public and semi-private research project with a number of other partners in the spaces. The main public spaces are to be of a civic scale and construction industry to develop a plant in South Australia for function that speak of great destinations for visitors from the the digital construction of prefabricated multistorey timber frame Adelaide area and interstate. buildings. This will be put forward as an option for some of the project’s built assets, potentially delivering buildings with reduced “Our design keywords are about choice and diversity, journey and on-site construction time and vastly reduced CO2 footprints destination; opportunities for private activities and experiences compared to traditional steel and concrete. and opportunities for engaging one another at different levels.” Green spaces planned for the village include a coastal park With both institutional accommodation models and the group which preserves one of the only primary and secondary sand home models of disability accommodation, the core issue remains dune ecosystems still intact in the region. At the heart of Minda that a person with a disability is like any other person, and needs are existing Heritage buildings, which will be retained amid to like their cohabitants in order to enjoy their home. For this parklike settings. In the northwest portion of the site, a mixed reason, the accommodation being designed for the Stage 1 of use commercial precinct is proposed, including a retirement Minda’s Brighton project will offer a variety of fl oor plans from development, apartments, restaurants, and the potential for future one, two and three bedroom apartments to detached dwellings, commercial leasing opportunities allowing Minda to generate suitable for varying personal preferences. “We have an urgent another income stream. Possible health facilities, child care requirement to provide new accommodation for people, and services and hospitality businesses are not only planned for the we are also with this project addressing the overall fi nancial benefi t of Minda’s staff and residents but also to provide services sustainability of the organisation,” explained Minda Executive for the surrounding community. The commercial developments Project Manager, Roddy Clark. “Minda’s vision and mission is may also provide further supported employment options in underpinned by respect, inclusion, and choice. We are guided by addition to the businesses including landscaping and nursery the United Nations Convention for Human Rights in all we do. In operations which Minda already manages. this plan, we will be having overall integration across the site, and areas and zones that lead to interaction, plus secluded areas for “There are multiple educational opportunities on this site – social, quiet time. environmental, and fi nancial models to explore. We are assessing research opportunities with the Universities to investigate and “There will be activated space, and public art which involves the measure the effect our designs will have on health and safety on residents to add to their sense of place. We will be developing a the site and various precinct and building rating tools to determine lifestyle program which meets the wants and desires of Minda’s which ones are most suitable for the project and will inform best residents for social inclusion. This will be a fully integrated practice,” said Karl. community, rather than an institutional setting.” Minda’s management and their project team hope to be turning In ESD terms, Minda’s management are taking a truly long-term soil on this innovative, fully integrated community early in 2012. view. “We are looking at what the lifecycle opportunities are over Construction will be staged at a pace which is comfortable for the 100 years – what is benefi cial, and what the payback period is,” current Minda residents, guided by an overall ethos of progress said Roddy. Priorities include reducing bore water use, reducing which is person-centered, rather than developer-driven. energy use and reducing the CO2 footprint. Options under consideration include precinct energy generation. Water sensitive
urban design is part of the overall master planning framework.
There is also an exciting possibility for reducing the CO2 footprint of new buildings. 49
The design integrates recreational and residential areas, landscaping, pedestrian paths and walkways, traffi c flow and access to the marina boardwalks.”
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Holdfast Shores Mixed Use Development Glenelg, South Australia Overlooking Holdfast Bay, this extensive beach front development comprises a mix of residential, retail, restaurant and marina elements. The development posed signifi cant design challenges, including Client Holdfast Shores Consortium potentially conflicting environmental, public access, cost and Completion 2001 investment considerations. Awards 2001 Commendation, Coffey Geosciences The solution was a combination of innovative design and sensitive Award for Excellence in Urban Plannning, planning that successfully balanced public and private demands. Urban Development Institute of Australia South Australia The three residential buildings, Marina Pier, Marina East and Lights Landing offer a total of 209 residential apartments with a shared 80 berth marina. The design integrates recreational and residential areas, landscaping, pedestrian paths and walkways, traffi c flow and access to the marina boardwalks. This imaginative integration was the key to protecting and managing public use of the surrounding spaces. There are up to 8 stages planned. The majority of apartments were sold ‘off-the-plan’ prior to commencement of construction, assuring the project’s commercial success. 51
The city now has an area capable of hosting a myriad of public events, from hawkers markets to stage shows such as nativity and musical events, and family events during holidays in a safe relaxing environment with new support facilities.”
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Forrest Place Redevelopment Forrest Place, Perth, Western Australia Located in the heart of the CBD, Forrest Place is Perth’s premier civic space used for small scale events through to major public celebrations. The redevelopment will create a more legible square, free from clutter, providing a welcoming space for people to inhabit all year round. The redevelopment of Forrest Place underpins the City of The Water Labyrinth (fountain designed by Jeppe Hein) marks Perth’s vision for the City in the 21st Century. Since the last the intersection of this longitudinal axis and the natural cross axis redevelopment in the 1980’s the area had become run down with formed by entrances to the GPO and Myer. no purpose, program or presence. It lacked the sense of place. The refurbishment of Forrest Place rectifi es this, and creates a Wellington Street levels are raised to integrate with fi nished unique destination for the City of Perth. surface level of the main plaza, with pedestrian fl ows taking precedence over vehicular traffi c. The city now has an area capable of hosting a myriad of public events, from hawkers markets to stage shows such as nativity The contribution of the wider design team was vital to the success and musical events, and family events during holidays in a safe of the project, not only in terms of the design and delivery of the relaxing environment with new support facilities. outcome, but also in the coordination of the various artworks which form an integral part of the space. The design brief required the remodelling of what was a run down part of the city into a vibrant, dynamic plaza. The aim of this urban Client City of Perth project was to reinstate the space itself as a destination and Collaboration Woodhead - Planning, Urban Design and support the surrounding urban fabric. Architecture Aecom - Precinct & Building Engineering The space is conceived in four main areas. These are: BG&E - Structural/ Civil Engineering Hutchinsons - Hydraulics
− Station forecourt. Davis Langdon - Cost Consultant
− Stage area Plan E - Landscaping
− Plaza Completion 2012
− Urban Lounge Project value $36m The four spaces are confi gured on the longitudinal axis and Project size 13,000m2 fringed at the building edges by pedestrian walkways. The axis from the centre of the station facade has been reinforced by the introduction of new artwork by James Angus titled ‘Grow Your Own’, the stage and canopy. 53
PORTFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE Narrative about this place and The project was phased to minimise impact on pedestrian traffi c and retail trade surrounding the area. The project underwent a people is imbedded in the series of design changes, to reduce fi nancial risk and ensure that paving through a “poetry line” by funding was available to complete the works. Robert Drewe which brigs cohesion The decision to retain the existing sunken area was taken to avoid the need to underpin the columns to the loading bay which to the varied programs, uses and reduces the potential project costs by approximately $2 million. physical spaces that contribute to the Environmentally sustainable initiatives are employed across the project which includes material selections and systems for making of Forest Place.” reducing energy consumption. Water run off from is reused for irrigation and all the water from the water labyrinth is recycled. Mature trees in the lounge area were relocated from the City Link project site. Narrative about this place and people is imbedded in the paving through a “poetry line” by Robert Drewe which brigs cohesion to the varied programs, uses and physical spaces that contribute to the making of Forest Place. The project succeeds in removing a prescribed program and establishes a ‘people’ place: a space that is fl exible, adaptable, engaging and welcoming. One of the major constraints to the space is the 1.2m level change between Perth Train Station and Forrest Place. To overcome this, Woodhead proposed an extensive ramp between the Perth Station forecourt and the main Forrest Place level. This ramp provides a coherent civic plane giving universal access into Forrest Place, including a unique 30 metre pedestrian crossing. Woodhead has designed the permanent stage facilities, replacing the previous facilities in the square, with a new stage, canopy and extensive backstage facilities. The existing sunken space is fi lled in with easily interchangeable surfaces such as astro turf or even soft landscaping, that are associated with major events, like Hopman Cup, Perth Royal Show and Anzac Day. During the design process many technical constraints arose that involved signifi cant input from the technical consultants throughout, in particular a 9m x 30m underslung spider fi t glazed canopy with integrated digital graphics. 55
The site occupies a strategic gateway to the city, creating a unique blend of the recreational and multi-cultural activities of the East End with the more formal cultural institutions, such as the South Australian Museum and the Art gallery of South Australia, of North Terrace.”
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Royal Adelaide Hospital Site Redevelopment Master Plan Adelaide, South Australia This important site requires a comprehensive vision. A vision that is appropriate to Adelaide and is commercially viable, environmentally sustainable and responds to the city future, social and cultural needs. Building on the site’s inherent storey as a meeting, and healing and adjoining Botanic Chambers add a sense of prestige to this place; an outdoor venue, an amphitheatre - like in form is City Gateway. These also become the hubs, around and through proposed as the centre-piece of the park. The amphitheatre which pedestrians fl ow to and from Rundle Street. shape of the Torrens River has always suggested a place of The relocation of the RAH will involve moving considerable gathering. It is well known that the valley was an important place numbers of staff and visitors from the current location on the for the Kaurna people; a ‘traditional’ place of cultural signifi cance. site. Therefore the potential impact this relocation may have on Moving the hospital creates an opportunity to respond to local businesses will be balanced with a visionary concept of the the natural form of the site and re-interpret its meaning in a rejuvenation of the west end. contemporary manner that will support the cultural life of the city. Located at the north-east corner of the CBD, the site occupies Client SA Department of Health - Major Projects a strategic gateway to the City offering a unique blending of the recreational and multi-cultural activities of the East End and the Collaboration Woodhead - planning, Urban Design & more formal cultural institutions such as the South Australian Architecture Museum and the Art gallery of South Australia etc. of North Jensen Planning + Design - Planning & Terrace. Adelaide is fortunate in having institutions such as the Community Engagement Adelaide Zoo and Botanical Gardens within the City which have Taylor Cullity Lethlean - Landscape blended their scientifi c aspirations with those of recreation and System Solutions - Precinct & Building cultural enjoyment. These are two of South Australia’s most Engineering Concept visited places and both adjoin the RAH site. Wallbridge & Gilbert - Structural Engineering The two Universities are some of the City’s most densely Davis Langdon - BCA & Cost populated areas both during the day, and increasingly at night. Realty Solutions - Real Estate They are both under pressure to expand, and desperately need to Golder Associates - Environmental re-invest in the buildings they occupy within the RAH site. This Assessment opens the opportunity to create, over time, a visionary health McMahon Services Australia - Demolition education and research precinct. & Site Remediation Completion Concept development only. Ayers House, opposite the RAH is one of Adelaide’s most respected historic buildings, and together with the Botanic Hotel Project size 12Ha site 57
This is a great opportunity to transform the precinct into a major commercial, residential and community centre for the western region in the spirit of the ‘Waverly Park model’.” 11.0611.31 11.31 95.14 19.82 18.29 27.46 46.41 27.46 27.43 22.99 27.46 27.46 SEWER 22.96 EASEMENT 22.35 22.99 22.73 22.96 19.99 23.11 22.99 24.08 22.96 24.89 51 24.9 TURNER 22.99 12.85ha 21.17 CT 5854/360 28.6 WEST LAKES BOULEVARD 23.49 24.9 27.53 12.63 SEWER EASEMENT 396.36 11.31 FREDERICK ROAD 101 6711m² CT 5178/136 23.49 18.66 ETSA E WATER AS EASEMENT EMENT 23.49 23.49 72 71 70 23.49 128.87 2.564ha 1.373ha 4.569ha CT 5503/275 CT 5503/274 CT 6028/910 23.49 DRIVE DRAINAGE EASEMENT ETSA EASEMENT 58.03 ETSA EASEMENT ETSA 557.36 5.79 EASEMENT 9.78 21.04 BREBNER DRIVE 21.04 1* 21.04 42.48 1.292ha 17.64 15.68 7.64 CT 5216/81 17.63 45.74 15.67 15.68 17.64 2* 15.67 2695m² 6.29 212.23 18.95 CT 5216/81 18.95 18.94 128.22 18.95
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE AAMI Stadium Site Master Plan Adelaide, South Australia Woodhead assisted the SANFL in identifying future possibilities for its landholdings at West Lakes that include the AAMI Stadium site. The site is well positioned adjacent to the West Lakes Shopping Centre and in- between the coast and the city of Adelaide. This is a great opportunity to transform the precinct into a major Client SANFL commercial, residential and community centre for the western Collaboration Jensen Planning + Design - Planning region in the spirit of the ‘Waverly Park model’. The SANFL wishes (Lead Consultant) to look at both the short term and longer term development Woodhead - Master Planning and opportunities provided by their land, and their eastern-most land Architecture is available for more immediate disposal. Aurecon - Civil & WSUD Engineers Woodhead do not underestimate the signifi cance of this project, and the creation of a world class, exemplary urban village in the middle belt of metropolitan Adelaide to demonstrate, promote and support sustainable living is of signifi cance to the State is a milestone in the continued development of the Adelaide metropolitan area into a modern, vibrant and attractive place for people to live, work, play, shop and learn. Woodhead partnered with Jensen Planning + Design to deliver the SANFL along with the Land Management Corporation and the City of Charles Sturt Council a transit-oriented urban “greenprint” for the future now. The redevelopment of the AAMI Stadium site will demonstrate South Australia’s commitment to sustainable and commercial urban development projects. 59
The planning positions Songjiang as a complex site, including electronic information, biological science & technology, manufacture and creative centre, pharmacy production and college training.”
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Caohejing City and Shanghai Songjiang Hi-Tech Park Shanghai, China The project is located in the east of Songjiang Hi-tech Zone (National- class industrial park), facing Hu-Hang High Way in the east, Zhuanxin Road in the south, adjacent to Jiuxin Road in the west and JiuTing Jie in the north. The research and planning carried out by Woodhead took into Client Caohejing Corporation and consideration the functionality and requirements of a high-tech Shanghai Caohejing Songjiang Hi-Tech park, as well as the promotion of strategic positioning of the site Park Development Company Ltd and establishment of the core planning principals of a “campus Collaborators Woodhead - Planning, Urban Design & style workplace”. Architecture The planning positions Songjiang as a complex site, including East China Architecture Design Institute electronic information, biological science & technology, (ECADI) - Precinct & Building Engineering manufacture and creative centre, pharmacy production and Completion 2007 college training. Project size 200Ha Site The “campus style workplace” is a green, ecological, user- 558,279m² - Songjiang Hi-tech Zone friendly modern manufacturing site project, which is regarded to be the brand image and value-adding point for the Caohejing development centre. 61
The ‘campus style workplace’ is a green, ecological, user-friendly modern manufacturing site project, which is regarded to be the brand image and value-adding point for the Caohejing development centre.”
The innovative project, creates a new benchmark for facilities for Army to meet evolving demands of potential operational environments, technological change in the training and prosecution of confl ict and emerging social attitudes towards treatment of personnel and their families.” Client Department of Defence Collaboration Woodhead in Association with GHD - Planning, Urban Design & Architecture Aurecon - Multi- Discipline Engineering Rider Levett Bucknall & Currie Brown - Quantity Surveyors Oxigen - Landscape Architects Completion 2011 Project value $623m Project size 100 ha Awards Shortlisted 2013 Property Council Innovation and Excellence Awards
POR POR TFOLIO TFOLIO PROJECT EXPERIENCE PROJECT EXPERIENCE Hardened and Networked Army Edinburgh Defence Precinct Edinburgh, South Australia In a unique collaboration between GHD, Woodhead, Aurecon, Cundall, Oxigen, Rider Levett Bucknall, Aquenta and the Department of Defence the Edinburgh Design Team completed the master planning, architecture, engineering, heritage, interior design and graphic design for the Hardened and Networked Army Facilities at the Edinburgh Defence Precinct in South Australia. The Hardened and Networked Army (HNA) project at Edinburgh The application by the design team of the Defence Force Green is the largest design contract ever let by Defence, encompassing Building Requirements and Environmental Sustainable Design the redevelopment of a large part of the RAAF Base at Edinburgh, performance standards, particularly investment in water and and includes the delivery of 56 individual buildings providing energy saving elements has positioned the HNA EDP Project as working accommodation, administration support, training facilities, a fl agship for Defence and an ESD benchmark for large scale messing, base infrastructure, maintenance and storage facilities developments throughout the country. for the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR) to move The Edinburgh Defence Precinct is located 25 kilometres north of from Darwin to the Edinburgh Defence Precinct in South Australia. Adelaide’s CBD and includes a national research, manufacturing The innovative project, creates a new benchmark for facilities and sustainment hub. for Army to meet evolving demands of potential operational Project Vision: To seize this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to environments, technological change in the training and create a great place to work, live and train for the Hardened prosecution of confl ict and emerging social attitudes towards and Networked Army at EDP. We are committed to developing a treatment of personnel and their families The project drove a world class Base from which to train and mount high readiness generational redevelopment of RAAF Base Edinburgh giving rise to mechanised operations. We strive for visionary site planning that the planning, urban design and site infrastructure commensurate optimises current land use, considers related projects and ensures with a 21st Century Defence facility. . future fl exibility. We will deliver distinctive South Australian The project includes over 50 new buildings, designed to refl ect facilities that create a new whole- of-Base identity shared the traditional values of the Edinburgh site, and also to create a between Army and RAAF at Edinburgh. We advocate responsible new standard of amenity for personnel, achieving a sustainable investment in well-designed facilities and essential infrastructure working environment compatible with civilian standards and to prepare Edinburgh for a long term future as one of the ADF’s international military models. most important Bases. 65
Haimen Dongzao Port City Planning, Jiangsu, China
04 Our Commitment Woodhead Process
Environmental Sustainability and Innovation Woodhead Thought Leadership Environmental Management System Our responsibility as architects Woodhead’s Environmental Management System (EMS) aims and designers extends beyond to reduce the environmental impacts that may result from our operations and from the projects we design. the completion of construction as Our EMS has been tailored around our existing ISO 9001 Quality we focus upon the lifecycle of a Assurance system, and focuses primarily on actions needed to address our Climate Friendly commitment. We look forward to building. This is refl ected in our achieving fi nal EMS ISO 14001:2004 certifi cation shortly. commitment to environmental, Green Building Codes social and economic sustainability. As an inaugural and continuing member of the Green Building Council of Australia, Woodhead continue to be actively involved in the creation of Australia’s fi rst Green Star rating tools. In fact we were using similar rating tools on projects even before the creation of the GBCA, and we now support the GBCA in all their endeavours. Woodhead is committed to maintaining Green Star Accredited Professionals within each studio and at leadership level across the group. In addition our team has the knowledge and skills to work with and apply NABERS energy rating requirements and relevant Government and Defence sustainability guidelines. Greenhouse Impacts from Projects Our core service is in the delivery of world-class design. The built environment has a signifi cant impact on global warming and water use, and we believe that we can drive positive change in our industry, ultimately to the point where sustainable development is part of the solution to global warming. Our Climate commitment objectives have been incorporated into our design process, whereby every project is assessed for sustainable benefi ts and outcomes. These outcomes are balanced between environmental, social and economic benefi ts.
WOODHEAD ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Woodhead has developed a set of ‘ESD Performance Targets’ that are quantifi able measures relating to the assessment and design resolution of energy, water and materials in our projects. Woodhead are increasingly raising the sustainability value in all Example ESD Essential Requirements of our projects – we believe that every client should benefi t from Energy improved building performance, improved user comfort, and reduced environmental risk. Appliances shall meet the following minimum energy effi cient ratings; Woodhead ‘ESD Performance Targets’
− Dishwasher: 3.5 stars The ESD Performance Targets work together with a defi ned set
− Refrigerator: 4 stars of ‘ESD Essential Requirements’ to capture additional initiatives
− Washing machine: 4 stars to lower the overall environmental impact of the building during
− dryer: 2.5 stars design, construction and operation.
− Domestic air-conditioner: 4.5 stars for cooling Energy
− Hot water systems shall have solar pre-boost with the system
− Achieve a 20% improvement on the minimum energy effi cient sized to provide a solar contribution of at least 50% of total annual performance requirements using either one of the Verifi cation hot water energy consumption. Where natural gas or LPG is Methods (Stated Values or Reference Building) described in available to the site the hot water system shall be gas boosted. Section J of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Water
− The 20% improvement target is generally consistent with the minimum 4.5 star NABERS rating for commercial offi ce buildings. All taps, toilet, showers and appliances shall have a minimum AAA rating or equivalent star rating.
− A building meeting the minimum BCA energy effi ciency requirements should achieve an approximate 3 star NABERS Materials rating.
− All refrigerants and insulation shall have an Ozone Depletion
− A 4.5 star NABERS rating represents an approximate 20% to 25% Potential (ODP) of zero. improvement compared to a 3 star building.
− All timbers shall be sourced from either post consumer reused Water timber or from plantations complying with the Australian Forestry Standard.
− Achieve a 30% reduction in potable water consumption compared to a design reference building. − All internal paints shall be low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) (g/litre).
− NSW: the residential planning scheme (BASIX) sets a water target of 40% reduction compared to average water consumption. This − No PVC products shall be used in fl oor coverings (unless there is is calculated using a complex web based database. no other alternative).
− The simple method for calculating the water target is described in − A dedicated storage area shall be provided to allow segregation the Defence Water Target Calculation Methodology document. and collection of recyclable waste generated during occupancy of the building. Materials During demolition and construction works at least 70% of all waste by weight (except hazardous materials) should be either reused or recycled. Recorded by the contractor each month:
− weight of all waste leaving the site;
− weight of waste that was recycled/reused (i.e. not sent to landfi ll); and
− destination and/or name of recycler/waste hauler. Soil stockpiled on site for reuse as fi ll shall not be counted in the calculation of waste. The defi nition and calculation of waste shall be in accordance with the current Green Star Technical Manual. 69
BIM Commitment Woodhead Thought Leadership Building: An information rich Woodhead is committed to the continual improvement and up- skilling of our team with the latest documentation and visualisation digital prototyped building. technology. Our teams are fl uent in CAD and BIM authoring and coordination technology, specialist graphic design and publication Information: Addition and packages and traditional administration processing tools. The implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools inclusion of valuable building and processes have made it possible to better streamline work information to the model. fl ows throughout a building’s life-cycle, from concept /schematic design to model integration of design and construction models to facilitating the management of maintenance and decommissioning Modelling: Form and function information of the built asset. with pre-planned intent. BIM tools and processes enable our team to reduce risk, retain design intent and better ensure the client interest is maintained throughout the project. This also helps streamline quality control and provides a higher level of coordination between consultants. The processes adopted and the generation of coordinated models facilitates clear communication between all project stakeholders which in turn provides access to a wider range of analytic tools thereby better addressing our clients specifi c needs. At Woodhead, the adoption of BIM tools and processes is now our predominant and preferred method of workfl ow thereby ensuring quality solutions for our clients. Our BIM technology enables our teams to:
− Reduce risk particularly in the bid phase of the project
− Retain design intent throughout the project
− Streamline quality control
− Provide design and construction certainty between consultant disciplines
− Reduce confl icts on site through clash detection and comprehensive scheduling and data reporting during the design process.
WOODHEAD QUALITY AND TECHNICAL CAPABILITY Woodhead has pioneered BIM as a key platform in the delivery of a range of large-scale facilities in Australia over the last fi ve years. We believe that now is the time to make further advancements in the application of these tools to realise the next generation of benefi ts for our clients.” Jason Howden, Woodhead Group BIM Manager BIM lessons we have learned Quality Certifi ed by Australian Standards − Technology... BIM is a process with effi ciencies available through Woodhead operates a certifi ed Quality Management System planning of clear workfl ow practices and procedures. which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, across − Modelling may incur more up front costs, yet; Woodhead Studios covered on the Certifi cate. Renewal: 23
− The integrated model can provide a greater level of control all February 2015. round. Woodhead takes the quality of its services and output seriously.
− There is value in working with Contractors as Consultants, Excellent outcomes for our clients are our goal, achieved by however not all procurement processes will support this. working with a Management System that provides checks and − Getting the right team is an issue for all projects. With BIM balances to our processes, ensuring consistent success. implementation selecting the right team is essential. BIM is only as effective as the most ineffective link. This mature Management System is certifi ed in fi ve Australian − States and Territories, by SAI-Global, to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008. The level of service is superior to that of traditional service This includes a Management Manual detailing the company’s provision and therefore of greater value to the Client. approach to policies, objectives, management review, resources, Case Study: Greenskills, Perth, WA sub-consultant appointment and improvement strategies. Core business processes from Project Initiation through to Completion Woodhead is commissioned as lead consultant for the design and are described. delivery of the Central Institute of Technology’s Greenskills project in Perth, WA. In addition, a range of system-specifi c procedures, forms and checklists provide a structure to ensure Woodhead staff work The new building will provide an innovative learning centre for consistently and well. These relate to document and record the development of knowledge in the area of sustainable building control, required competencies, client feedback and continuous design studies. improvement action through a sophisticated internal audit Woodhead are collaborating with the Structural and Building program. Services Engineers to develop the integrated BIM model, capturing Woodhead has a full-time Group Quality and Risk Systems the work of all design team members, to establish and validate the Manager based in Adelaide, with a Project Delivery team in each building design, to enable construction documentation production, Australian offi ce checking the effi cient management of quality and to capture future ‘as constructed’ information, maintenance – both in process and fi nal product - throughout the company. and manual requirements. All staff have equal access to quality-related resources over a The appointment includes the provision of full architectural and company-wide Intranet. interior design services and coordination and integration of all sub consultants. The latest technological developments and processes were adopted to inform the move towards fully integrated project delivery. 71
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