Yagan Square Crowned ‘Best of the Best’ /
02 Apr 2019
Perth’s iconic Yagan Square development has been awarded the prestigious President’s Award and has simultaneously taken out the Urban Renewal category at the UDIA National Awards this week. The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority project lead by NS Group was also crowned ‘the best of the best’ of all projects entered in the national awards program.
The national judges praised Yagan Square as a “transformational project for Perth, which sets new benchmarks across a range of metrics.” Bestowing the new civic space with top honours for its success in relinking the city with Northbridge for the first time in over a century. The project itself has vastly enhanced movement and connectivity within the city by linking seamlessly with surrounding landmarks and bridging a geographical divide that previously existed between the CBD and Northbridge.
NS Group’s leadership and hard work in Yagan Square’s development, is testament to the success and recognition it has received. The landmark building incorporates unique architecture, design schemes and innovative construction methods whilst celebrating Western Australia through local produce and fostering community connection. UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck stated, “The project is a masterclass in successful community engagement, particularly with traditional owners, which is reflected in the built form and the immersive cultural experience for visitors.”
Yagan Square features an array of public amenities for visitors to enjoy which include a fantastic Market Hall eatery, outdoor playspace, wildflower garden, digital tower, artworks and an amphitheater. “You only have to visit Yagan Square to see how vibrant and popular it has become in a very short space of time” Ms Steinbeck said.