Wollongong Urban Design Framework

A robust framework for the future urban development of Wollongong, creating a distinctive and identifiable commercial core while enhancing linkages and connections throughout the city.

Project team:
Andrew Burns, Jordan Soriot, Dmitriy Lewicki

Working in collaboration with Architectus, Architecture AND have completed an Urban Design Framework for Wollongong City Centre. The framework builds upon the principles established in Jahn Gehl’s ‘A City for People’, which sought to refocus Wollongong as a high amenity city, benefitting from it’s coastal location while extending the identity of the urban core. The project has been informed by a rigorous and iterative economic study, undertaken by SGS.

A consultation process was essential to the project, with a series of workshops conducted with council stakeholders. The workshops were facilitated by Architecture AND and the Architectus project team.

Rail arrival precinct.

The UDF established a range of key precincts and developed a framework to retain and enhance desirable character into the future. Architecture AND undertook site testing of a range of key sites throughout the context, informing approaches to density, grain, tenancy size and a suite of additional urban design principles.

Wollongong's dramatic setting - the city grid extending to the coastline.

Structure plan. Source: Architectus

Aerial sketch.

Through site link study.