‘From car park to public realm, the Civic Plaza will be Ipswich CBD’s premier civic space that has been designed to activate the core and provide flexibility for the city to come alive with people and events’
As part of the revitalisation of Ipswich CBD, Vee Design were commissioned to re-imagine a major civic plaza as part of Ipswich CBD’s largest revitalisation project in decades.
The design challenge was to create a flexible and adaptable civic plaza that provided maximum amenity day to day whilst delivering flexible open spaces that could cater to large public events.
The project sits on top of an existing and heavily constrained structural slab forcing the design team to develop innovative solutions to achieving a lush and shaded outcome full of soft landscape elements to balance out the hard. Close collaboration with the architectural, structural and hydraulic team led to a scheme that includes large areas of planting, grass and many mature shade trees.