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See the similarity between Manhattan - New York and Curtin University and learn how Curtin is transforming itself into an urban centre focussed on educational excellence for the next generation of engaged learners. Click the photograph to view a short video showing the Greater Curtin strategy. Why...

The atmosphere at the Curtin Outdoor Cinema is magical! Another quick win by PLACE Lab from the Curtin Place Activation Plan.

The MRA has recently announced City Square, a new public space linking the City to Northbridge, over the new underground train line. Anna and Lei were members of the core team that conceptualised the ideas for this key city site. Using the place-led approach, ideas were...

In Amsterdam bikes and flowers are everywhere. The Amsterdammers do not miss an opportunity to park a bike (and there are a lot) or plant a plant.
We ventured out of Amsterdam on Sunday to visit a craft market and stumbled across the new residential development, IJburg.

Nantes, the European Green Capital in 2013, has successfully combined the ancient with the old and the contemporary. Here are a few images of an exciting and prosperous city with a strong cultural, social and environmental agenda. Click to view larger images [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="ADD attachment ID...

Appearing to have stepped straight out of a Shaun Tan book is the whimsical attraction, Les Machines. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude=""] Click to view larger images The old shipping yards on the Ile de Nantes have been converted into a large play and green space. The ship building sheds...

Always on the search for examples of great streets and Paris did not disappoint. Each one with it's own character and identity. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images There was a lot of granite paving, but we also saw many beautiful streets with asphalt footpaths and...

It was a splendid autumn Sunday. Perhaps it was the thought of the impending cold winter or La Fête des Jardins (a festival celebrating local parks), but it seemed like the whole of Paris had come out to play. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger...

Place Lab has started implementing some of the quick wins identified in the highly successful Curtin University Place Activation Plan. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images While our colleagues at Place Match have been arranging food vans (Parkd), buskers and giant inflatable couches to excite the...

We have reached the concept design milestone on the MainStreet project at Curtin University. Here is a sneak peak of the design.   [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images It has been a long and collaborative process with our colleagues at  NSProjects, Pitchard Francis and ETC to...

Our first project is now complete!   [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="823"] Click to view larger images Mike and his family took a weekend visit to Yanchep Golf Estate to inspect the construction of Place Lab's first project. Mike had used various 3D tools to assist in the design and documentation...

Over many years the PLACE Laboratory team have been involved in the ongoing redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre – an important tertiary health campus for Perth, Western Australia.   [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images PLACE Laboratory has been tasked with reviewing the health...

Renowned Perth Landscape Architect Professor Richard Weller is heading to University of Pennsylvania School of Design.