We understand that people are the foremost factor in the success of any public realm project and that the true success of any place is rarely dependent on how cool it looks, on how many water features it has, or how funky the lighting and furniture are. Although important, the true success of a space depends on return visits, on critical activation, on dynamic engagement. To be successful a place needs a unique energy all of its own.
It was our great honour to welcome a delegation from Xiangcheng District, Suzhou, China into our office. The representatives of Xiangcheng's construction industry and local government officials were keen to hear about our experience in urban construction and management. After a short presentation of our work Marc Deuschle organised a tour of Sydney's landmark open spaces.
See one of our projects in Suzhou here.