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CHELSEA CHEN

City of Melbourne - City Design

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I constantly take photos of interesting plants and public open spaces wherever I go. These photos inspire me a lot when I plan new designs.

CHELSEA CHEN

Bio:

Chelsea is a registered Landscape Architect at the City of Melbourne. She has six years’ professional experience in Australia and overseas. She is an industry mentor at RMIT university. She is passionate about designing public realm projects, providing welcoming landscape open spaces for the local community. She is a key project member of the Climate Change Adaptation and Urban Forest Strategy project, which aims to help shape the city as a forest for future generations.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I grew up in a city that suffered from floods. The 2014 State Council of China publication of the Sponge City construction guidance, made me realise that the engagement between human beings and mother nature can be reshaped through landscape design.

What do you do?

Chelsea is a Landscape Architect in City Design at the City of Melbourne, a multidisciplinary practice of approximately 50 practitioners. We have expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, design review and industrial design.

What excites you in the work you do? Who or what inspires you professionally?

Providing public green open, it is always an exciting experience to co-design the space with local residents and businesses to understand what they need, and collaborate with experts from other disciplinary backgrounds.

Who or what inspires you professionally? What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I constantly take photos of interesting plants and public open spaces wherever I go. These photos inspire me a lot when I plan new designs.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest achievement is when I receive positive feedback from the community and see people enjoying engaging with the space I designed.

Featured Project Name: 

Bedford Street Pocket Park

Featured Project Location: 

Municipality of Melbourne

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Dec 2022

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Landscape Architect

Featured Project Description:

Bedford Street pocket park is a park expansion project in North Melbourne serving the local community, educational and medical institutes. The project will increase open space provision to improve passive and informal recreation opportunities and increase greening and tree canopy cover to improve local area cooling and urban forest outcomes. A small nature playground, building on the existing site context of Norfolk Island Pines, will be provided at the southern end of Capel Street.

 

Photography Credit:

City Design