Urban Green Lung – Metro Hub

Urban Green Lung is a mixed-use development of over a million square feet, centred around a large public garden in the midst of the city.

The garden cuts deep into the ground to connect with the crossing of two underground lines.

Above ground twelve blocks (seven large and five small) stand like sentinels around the central space. Each one is a simple rectangle, varying in height in response to context and climate. Together they form an informal cluster, their geometries softly shifting in response to the historic lines of the site boundaries and surrounding urban grain.

The public garden is a green haven for the city

Large and small blocks, with a mix of uses, mediate scale around the central space

Public Realm cuts deep into the ground, with retail, parking and public transport links

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