South Melbourne Town Hall East Entry

This project provides a new accessible entrance to the eastern side of the South Melbourne Town Hall.  The ramp was constrained by existing trees, entrances and levels on the east facade which dictated a gentle kink in the access ramp to retain the significant street trees and maintain a path of travel.   Profiled steel balusters emphasise the fall of the ramp and kink around existing trees.  It creates a new topography coated in green as a reminder of this area previously known as the Emerald Hill.    The Emerald Hill was known as such due to the volcanic soils producing a distinctive green top in an area surrounded by brown marshes.

Client City of Port Phillip
Project South Melbourne Town Hall East Entrance
Location South Melbourne
Traditional Custodians  Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation