TAS Award of Excellence
Playstreet Pty Ltd
Collins Court is a small laneway in central Hobart that has been an under-utilised, slightly seedy space for some years, though it is a part of a north-south shortcut route through an interesting part of Hobart. This development contributes to the Hobart Inner City Action Plan - addressing the revitalisation of underused spaces - and builds on a recent, nearby upgrade in Mathers Lane.
Collins Court project has taken this further with a robust entry structures that support a lighting system, providing colour and movement by day and night, plenty of inviting seating and open space, and infrastructure for bands to perform and food and drink vans to operate.
The jury enjoyed this project for its excellent, well-considered design, and well – executed construction. The result is a lively, active place used by a range of people at all times of the day, an essential objective for successful urban design.
Playstreet and the City of Hobart are to be congratulated for a fine collaboration and we look forward to further enlivening linkages being developed throughout the city.