The City of Melbourne have named a collaborative design team led by ASPECT Studios X TCL to create the design for the Greenline Project. The Greenline Project will reposition the city's relationship with the Yarra River - Birrarung, creating an emblematic new parkland and urban promenade along the north bank.
Led through the ASPECT X TCL joint venture, uniting two of Australia's leading Landscape Architecture and design studios, the project will make a profound point of difference for Melbourne, and create a generational and transformative gift to the city and its river. The Greenline Project will feed into the ongoing recovery of the CBD by creating an internationally known riverfront experience. Daily life in Melbourne will be fundamentally different, with the 4km long north bank of the Yarra River - Birrarung being relinked by a series of ecologically and culturally rich spaces that connect people, the city, and the water.
The Greenline Project will constitute an important act of reconciliation, acknowledging through design the relationship between the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung People and the Yarra River - Birrarung. Indigenous elders, designers, researchers, and artists will be integral to the design process at a fundamental level, allowing for the expression of their stories and culture to be self-determined. The Greenline Project will reveal that rich history and etch it into the city’s most prominent new public space.
The design process will be based on the principles of woven collaboration. Our Greenline partnerships will be based on open dialogue and shared insights, producing often-surprising and inspiring outcomes.