Kirsten Bauer & Adam Kiekebosch

Kirsten Bauer

Director, ASPECT studios, Victoria Australia

Kirsten Bauer, Director of ASPECT Studios (urban design, landscaper architecture, environmental communication studio), member of the Birrarung Council, formed by the Yarra Protection Act, the Victorian Design Review Panel co-Creative Director of the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture and the Future Park Competition, Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at RMIT University.

Adam Kiekebosch

Director of Infrastructure, ASPECT Studios

Adam is the Director of Infrastructure at ASPECT Studios where he has a history of leading large-scale projects across a range of disciplines.

His experience spans multiple typologies including significant rail and road projects such as the level crossing removal program, multi-modal precincts, civic spaces, new communities, renewables and major tourism and zoological projects.


Skyrail and the Underline; the maturing of Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project and Linear Park

The story of the first contemporary large scale elevated rail project in Melbourne which enabled the delivery of an associated public realm project of linear open spaces, shared trail and numerous public civic places which literally reconnected and rejuvenated the surrounding communities which had been previously separated by the rail corridor.

This presentation will speak about how the project reconnected communities in a physical way, how the community responded to that reconnection. With new public realms added to the neighbourhood, these spaces brought together diverse groups of the community and reactivated stations and typically inactivated infrastructure.

We will present some initial research into how the civic space was used pre, during and post Covid, as well and how it has matured a large scale infrastructure driven public realm addition to the community of south east Melbourne.

Registration & Booking

Key Dates

Registration flat fee

Until 8 September

Program Launch

Mid June

PLA 2021

12-15 September

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