Arena at Officer

Arena at Officer

Client: AVJennings

List of Awards:

2015 UDIA Vic Awards for Excellence – Residential Development (Commendation)
2015 UDIA Vic Awards for Excellence – Landscape (Winner)

The Urban Design Team planned Arena to cater to the client’s vision of a safe and sustainable neighbourhood for residents. Arena at Officer features 25% open space and makes use of the nature around the area for parks and recreation. Challenges faced by the team included having to work around the presence of an endangered frog species, and the Gum Scrub Creek being an important habitat corridor. The Urban Design Team managed to not only work around these challenges, but embraced them as highlights of the residential development.

arena masterplan

Image obtained from House and Land website

Arena has proven attractive with accessible shopping and sports facilities on-site, as well as parks and recreational areas littered all around the residences. The presence of the endangered frog species and Gum Scrub Creek incorporated into the Masterplan has also added to the uniqueness of this residential site.

Tatjana Medvedev was lead Urban Designer for this project. She was awarded while employed for SMEC Urban.

Award Recognitions:

Arena - Residential Dev-page-001

Arena - Landscape-page-001

Useful Links:

House and Land

UDIA Vic 2015 Awards

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