Capital Metro

Location ACT
Client ACTivate Joint Venture
Year 2015 - 2016

CONTEXT working in collaboration with Cox Architects, was engaged to undertake public realm and landscape design for the tender stage of the Capital Metro light rail project in Canberra, a 12km light rail route from Canberra’s CBD to the Gungahlin town centre.

The public realm and landscape design focused on providing a high quality, safe, robust and functional transport environment that celebrated the unique Canberra landscape while adhering to operational requirements of the light rail system.

Within the urban environments of Civic and Gungahlin, light rail infrastructure was integrated into the public realm to provide a clutter-free environment conducive to civic life.

The landscape strategy was to provide a green corridor, ensuring the surrounding landscape character through which the project passes is reflected in the landscape design. Planting strategies that facilitated uninterrupted operation of the light rail system were also adopted.

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