The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden

“Inspiring children to explore their ‘wild’ side”

Executive Summary

Just 5km from the Sydney CBD, Centennial Park is one of the city’s largest and most popular green spaces. Fleetwood was engaged to collaborate with the design partner, ASPECT Studios, to help bring its vision for a stunning new WILD PLAY garden to life in a way that was as safe for children as it was inspiring.

Client

Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust

Completed

2017

State

NSW

Design Partners

ASPECT Studios

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

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Fleetwood Involvement

Using our DesignExecute2 delivery model, we partnered closely with ASPECT Studios at every stage of the project. The process began with a collaborative discovery session where we were fully immersed in the creative vision using their initial sketches and designs. Our Design Engineering Hub then added value by formulating detailed suggestions on materials, finishes and construction techniques, evolving the design concepts into practical forms. Next, 3D drawings were created allowing the client to experience and approve the final concept, from which a detailed construction budget was developed and a full list of materials were provided for certification. Finally, the construction phase brought the whole WILD PLAY concept to life, with some of the structures built on-site, while others were prepared at our specialised off-site workshop.

Community Engagement

The landscape architects, ASPECT Studios, used community engagement as their inspiration to create a design that was immersive, creative and truly unique.

Awards

Award Name Location Year
International Architecture Awards Project Winner; Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture. The Ian Potter Children's Wild Play Garden 2019
City Brand and Landscape Award: City Play The Ian Potter Wild Play Garden 2018
Parks and Leisure Australia's NSW and ACT regional awards of excellence The Ian Potter Wild Play Garden 2018
AILA NSW Play Spaces Award of Excellence The Ian Potter Wild Play Garden 2018
Good Design Award for Urban Design The Ian Potter Wild Play Garden 2018