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Monument Park commentary

02 Dec 2014

Art for art's sake
Comment by Michael Buxton

Monument Park is our most ambitious art project. 

MAB’s approach to public art is to create engaging and welcoming pieces. 

We always envisage people interacting with the art rather than just observing it.

Art in the community is an integral component in the creation of a sense of place and MAB is committed to delivering art and green spaces to NewQuay.  

By designing a unique landscape setting with great public art enables us to deliver a truly distinctive space for the NewQuay community and our thousands of visitors.

The beauty of Monument Park is its evolving nature. By integrating the sculptures with landscaping elements, it provides a new dimension. It will continue to evolve as the plants grow.  

Whilst there is a strong story behind the sculptures, the beauty of art is subject to interpretation. It will create discussion; some people will love it and some won’t. The best art pieces always create debate.

 

Commitment to Docklands
Comment by Andrew Buxton

Monument Park is the next key step in the revitalisation of NewQuay.

What was once a concrete plaza is being transformed into a space for people to relax, grab a coffee and enjoy life on the water.

MAB’s vision is to set a new benchmark for art and public spaces in Melbourne.  Each member of our design team is a multi-award winner in their field.

NewQuay has evolved significantly in recent months, from welcoming new residents to The Quays through to the creation of Monument Park as well as introducing exciting new businesses. 

In 2015, NewQuay will continue to progress with the completion of the Ron Barassi Senior Park - Melbourne’s newest park and sporting facility in Docklands.

The start of construction of MAB’s Aqui Promenade apartments early next year will provide another opportunity for people to enjoy living at NewQuay. 

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