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Ling Yang

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

ESCAPE ON THE RAILWAY

Today many people live in busy urban environments in which it can be hard to find relief. Escape on the Railway is a 4.5 hectare post-industrial site in the North Eveleigh precinct of the Central to Eveleigh Corridor.

Escape on the Railway is a restorative park investigating psychological and physical interaction. Walking is used as a conceptual driver and he railway tracks to inform design character. The park represents a transformed intensity of ecology, activities, sensory and spatial aspects from Redfern Station to Paint Shop.

The dense planting areas from a gateway at the park entrance which connects to the platform of Redfern Station. The strong contrast in spatial quality here provides a feeling of escape and respite for those arriving by train. The urban forest, grassland and open plaza provide varied walking experiences, and opportunities for reflection, meditation, and restoration.