HIP V. HYPE was engaged by Riverlee to develop a Sustainability Framework for a new cultural neighbourhood that encompasses nearly an entire city block in the centre of nipaluna/Hobart — In The Hanging Garden.

The Sustainability Framework was developed in collaboration with Riverlee and partners. It delivered a Sustainability Vision and Plan that preserves and builds on Hobart’s heritage while elevating environmental outcomes through connection to people and nature.




Sustainable Precincts


nipaluna/Hobart, TAS


In progress


Courtesy of Riverlee


The Framework outlines the key opportunities and sustainability goals and targets for the precinct, highlighting the key initiatives which are not only aligned with Riverlee’s strategic objectives, but suitable to the project site and implementation options.

The Framework will guide the design of the overall precinct, but also forms part of the design briefs for individual buildings.

  • Identified international best practice for sustainability
  • Identified critical sustainability opportunities
  • Workshops with the project team to establish the sustainability principles, objectives and targets
  • Advice on certification
  • Developed a Framework bringing sustainability considerations together in a cohesive narrative