Livvi’s Place — AECOM Makes Cities More Livable in Australia

Livvi’s Place — AECOM Makes Cities More Livable in Australia

AECOM helped the Touched by Olivia Foundation to develop Livvi’s Place, a playground that provides all children with a safe place to play.

Roly Poly Path: AECOM helped to design this undulating path, which creates exciting changes in level for wheelchair users and forms a gentle embankment that allows children of all abilities to play alongside one another in many different ways.

The labyrinth: AECOM helped to design this space to stimulate the senses through playfully carved totem poles, whimsical sculptural elements and a series of looping paths through sensory gardens.

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Managing complexity, building better lives.

AECOM helped the Touched by Olivia Foundation to develop Livvi’s Place, a playground that provides all children with a safe place to play.

Founded as a result of the devastating loss of an 8-month-old girl named Olivia, the Touched by Olivia Foundation aims to positively enhance the lives of children and their families. Aligning with this mission, AECOM volunteered professional services equivalent to US$115,000 to help the organization develop Livvi’s Place, a playground designed to provide all children — including those with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities and disorders — with a safe and comfortable place to play.

“Despite challenges such as a complex cost and procurement framework, and the discovery and necessary remediation of 165 tons of asbestos-contaminated soil, the project was ultimately successful,” said  Jo Blackmore, principal landscape architect, design + planning, AECOM. “We were recognized at the launch event among several members of Parliament and community leaders, in local publications and with the Premier’s People’s Choice Award as an addition that has done the most to make Sydney more livable.”  

The project was also recognized with the 2013 New South Wales Minister for Planning and Infrastructure’s Sydney Greenspace Award.

Check out AECOM’s most recent sustainability report for more projects that are improving lives around the world.

 

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AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

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