Following the completion of the Rockingham Foreshore Master Plan (2015) Place Laboratory has been commissioned to develop the detailed design for three key public realm spaces on the Rockingham foreshore. Extensive community consultation and place activation planning have been used to inform the design of Beach Plaza, a new high performance public square, that together with the redevelopment of the foreshore board walk and historic Railway Terrace will create a new civic heart and tourism destination for Rockingham.
The design team worked with the community to understand the natural and cultural character of the site and develop a place activation plan and design narrative to enhance and extend the unique characteristics inherent to the site. The design seeks to connect the city to the sea, create a place of celebration with a relaxed character that is young at heart.
As project and design leader Place Laboratory has been responsible for the design of beach boardwalk and terraces, beach bowl amphitheatre, look out, custom furniture, shade structures and extensive planting design throughout the project.