Melbourne Connect is a mixed-use innovation precinct for researchers, industry, government, students, and artists. The complex, designed by architecture studio Woods Bagot, is constructed of interconnected buildings encompassing an open air oculus. In collaboration with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and Wurundjeri Elders, the central courtyard was named Womin-Djerring, meaning “come together”.
ASPECT Studios designed the public spaces and green areas, with landscaping by Ace Contractors and public space furniture manufacturing by SPARK. A key feature of Womin-Djerring are the Memory Trees accompanied with wooden slat benches. The benches prompt reflection with moments of engraved poetry, set in Aglet Slab.