Prahran Square


Prahran Square is one of Australia’s largest open air plaza projects, marking a symbolic change for community life. What was an unremarkable car park breeding antisocial behaviour is now a diverse public realm accommodating the ebb and flow of each day through multimodal landscape spaces, creating a unique framework for community use and occupation.

The design for Prahran Square had to meet two critical objectives: creating a safe and flexible public open space and providing a solution for increased local car parking. The aim was also to make the most of opportunities to collaborate with both the community and artists to create a space that would appeal to a broad range of people and artists. Prahran Square has been designed exclusively for positive and diverse human experiences. By giving space back to the people, Prahran Square has already transformed a community. Its true potential however, will be realised over time as the community transfers their identity to make the place their own.

What's On

Join a hosted walking tour of the diverse landscape spaces above ground and the innovative carpark space below. Architects and a council leader will discuss how the project eventuated, its architecture and landscape design, and the community impact.

With Rick Kwasek, director of environment and infrastructure, City of Stonnington; Joanne Hutchinson, associate, Lyons; Kirsten Bauer, director, ASPECT Studios.

Children’s activities

There is a children’s playground.

(1) Aerial view, Prahran Square. Photo: John Gollings. (2) Water fountain. Photo: Peter Bennetts. (3) Photo: Peter Bennetts. (4) Photo: John Gollings. (5) Photo: Peter Bennetts.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 30 July 2022
Tours run 2pm, 2.30pm
Running for half an hour.
Bookings not required.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Partially wheelchair accessible


Prahran Square, Cato St, Prahran 3181

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