Park at Campbell 5 wins green gong at national Good Design Awards

Park at Campbell 5 wins green gong at national Good Design Awards
Park at Campbell 5 wins green gong at national Good Design Awards

A new Canberra park has snagged a national design award for greening up one of the territory’s newest urban spaces.

Hassett Park in the burgeoning Campbell 5 precinct was recognised with the 202020 Vision Green Design Award at the Good Design Awards in Sydney on Thursday night.

The award celebrates green and living infrastructure in urban environments.

Hassett Park, designed by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, incorporates water sensitive urban design, bike paths, play spaces and native trees.

The park sits within Campbell 5 precinct off Constitution Avenue.

Kate Hulm, head of marketing, public relations and research for JWLand – the developer behind Campbell 5 – said Hassett Park was a key selling point, with many apartments overlooking the space.

“There is a strong sense of community pride among Campbell residents and Hassett Park has really added to that,” she said.

“The intelligent design of the park provides great natural amenity for Campbell residents and is a popular spot for group fitness classes, dog walking and outdoor play.”

The award-winning park is among a number of green features throughout Campbell 5’s design including vertical gardens, rooftop gardens and trees.

The growing precinct encompasses a number of residential projects including Koben, Greenwich Grand, Saint Germain and Greenwich Park.

Judging criteria for the green design award included a project’s contribution to green space, the prioritisation of vegetation at the development stage, human connection with nature, air purification, water sensitive design and improvements to green infrastructure.

Hassett Park was named after the first chief of defence force staff, General Sir Francis Hassett.

It hosted the Campbell 5 Community Festival in May to raise funds for Soldier on Australia

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