CUSTOMS PLAZA

Client: City of Greater Geelong

Collaboration: Maggie Fooke and Bill Perrin

Location: Geelong, Victoria

Construction budget: N.A

Size: 720m²

Awards

2004 - IFLA Vice President’s Award of Merit

2003 - PIA Australia Award for Urban Design

2002 - AILA National Award for Landscape Excellence and Design

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Project Title: CUSTOMS PLAZA

Centered on the Customs Building, this small plaza reconnects Geelong waterfront to its industrial past.

Visitors are enticed to enter the plaza via a sculpted lawn element that forms a major play element complimented by adjacent seating, a water feature decks and artworks.

Reinforcing the maritime theme and located amongst an informal copse of Angophoras, are cargo boxes by Maggie Fooke and Bill Perrin. These brass ‘seats’ function as interpretive elements paying homage to a variety of objects and stories of Geelong as an important centre of trade in western Victoria.

A linear water feature traverses the link of the site taking form as an electronic barcode that represents more contemporary coding and recording systems.

"...a major public gathering place, whose design is noteworthy, including additional imaginative public
art pieces."

Jury citation. AILA 2002 National Award for Landscape Excellence and Design

CUSTOMS PLAZA

images Map

Project Title: CUSTOMS PLAZA

Centered on the Customs Building, this small plaza reconnects Geelong waterfront to its industrial past.

Visitors are enticed to enter the plaza via a sculpted lawn element that forms a major play element complimented by adjacent seating, a water feature decks and artworks.

Reinforcing the maritime theme and located amongst an informal copse of Angophoras, are cargo boxes by Maggie Fooke and Bill Perrin. These brass ‘seats’ function as interpretive elements paying homage to a variety of objects and stories of Geelong as an important centre of trade in western Victoria.

A linear water feature traverses the link of the site taking form as an electronic barcode that represents more contemporary coding and recording systems.

"...a major public gathering place, whose design is noteworthy, including additional imaginative public
art pieces."

Jury citation. AILA 2002 National Award for Landscape Excellence and Design

Client: City of Greater Geelong

Collaboration: Maggie Fooke and Bill Perrin

Location: Geelong, Victoria

Construction budget: N.A

Size: 720m²

Awards

2004 - IFLA Vice President’s Award of Merit

2003 - PIA Australia Award for Urban Design

2002 - AILA National Award for Landscape Excellence and Design