Yagan Square wins major Award for Excellence in Urban Renewal
Not surprisingly Yagan Square has won Western Australia's UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) award for Excellence in Urban Renewal. The Yagan Square project transformed an unused one-hectare site, into an exciting space that celebrates the State’s cultural heritage and provides a focal point for the community to connect. The Ci devised giant LED display makes an enormous contribution to that outcome. The success of Yagan Square is in fact owed to many, from those involved in design like the MRA itself, Aspect Studios, Lyons Architecture, iion, Light Application, and Ramus Illumination through to those that actually help make it real like the Doric Group, NS Projects, TES Electrical, Camden Neon, and Sign Services WA. (Ci was involved with both aspects so appreciates both)
The other contributors definitely not to be overlooked are the artists involved, and their story can be found here in the booklet we created to commemorate the event.
Yagan Square hailed as Best of the Best at UDIA Awards
Yagan Square continues to win awards for urban design. Following on from its state based Excellence in Urban Renewal award, it later took out the major prize at the Urban Design Institute of Australia's national conference. Not only has it successfully created a link between the city of Perth and the buzzing Northbridge adjacent to it, but has managed to incorporate Noongar history and reference the original significance of the site as a gathering place.
Grimshaw & Mirvac unveil a great idea.
Grimshaw came up with a bright idea for Mirvac's first Ci lobby screen, to commission Swinburne students to produce the content. Not only is the content interesting and engaging the idea will continue in the years ahead, with each of Melbourne's leading design universities taking time in the limelight. What a brilliant move, more cities should follow suit.
Crowds gather in Yagan Square for World Cup
Perth is putting its giant LED screen to good use during the World Cup. Crowds are gathering in the early hours of the morning to watch games together, with the atmosphere described as brilliant.
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