JMD design 由悉尼市委托设计和记录悉尼公园升级的第一阶段（NW sector），其中包括一个全能游乐场和一个“村庄绿色”。 JMD design旨在扩大现有总体规划的范围并调整结构性成果。由此产生的设计与网站的特性和怪癖一起工作，开发出一种独特的几何形状，将现有的公园连接在一起，并实现了总体规划中村庄绿色图表的正式可读性。进行了四项主要干预;循环系统重新调整，Village Green的空间序列通过插入大草丘得到加强，插入了一个高度详细和空间丰富的游乐场（与游乐场顾问Ric McConaghy合作），并设立了一个自助服务亭和娱乐设施组合旨在加强公园的新结构（由Stanic Harding Architects设计）。
JMD design were commissioned by the City of Sydney to design and document the first stage (NW Sector) of Sydney Park upgrade that included an all ability playground and a “Village Green”. JMD design sought to expand the brief and adjust the structural outcomes of the existing masterplan. The resultant design works with the site’s character and quirks to develop an idiosyncratic geometry that ties together the existing park and achieves the formal legibility sought from the Village Green diagram in the masterplan. Four key interventions were made; the circulation system was realigned, the Village Green’s spatial sequence was strengthened by the insertion of large grass mounds, a highly detailed and spatially rich all abilities playground was inserted (Collaboration with playground consultant: Ric McConaghy) and a kiosk and amenities ensemble was commissioned and located to reinforce the Park’s new structure (designed by Stanic Harding Architects).
The playground design enhances the passive and active play and learning opportunities within the park, while also considering the park’s overall ecological and hydrological function. Play features include a large climbing net, rock climbing walls, embankment slides, softfall mounds and boulders, swings, rockers and a universally accessible sand table. Passive and nature play features include a creek line, brick maze, turf mounds and sculptural elements. The re thought Village Green choreographs views and movement by the location of grass mounds and transplantied fig trees. The new space is offers a variety of vantage points, aspects and passive edges.
Two significant technical problems resulting from the park’s former use as a brickpit and landfill site were addressed in the design; a careful manipulation of the shallow soils that overlay the site’s contaminated landfill ensured no off site disposal, and the existing fig trees in poor health were relocated into new mounds and reconditioned to ensure vigorous growth.
Project name: Sydney Park Stage 1
Client: City of Sydney
Collaboration with: Ric McConaghy Playground Consultant
Photography: Steve Back, Brett Boardman
Project Awards: AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Award for Excellence in Design, 2010