A surfable wave in the heart of Docklands

A new 21st Century park for all Melburnians

Architect Damian Rogers of Damian Rogers Architecture and Monica Hatcher of Arup discuss the idea of a new 21st century park in the heart of Melbourne.

Phil Carter, Urban and Transport Planner at Arup, discusses the Docklands Surf Park and how the collaboration between Arup and Damian Rogers Architecture came about.


Who we are

Damian Rogers Architecture

Damian Rogers Architecture is an emerging design practice based in Melbourne that endeavors to create timeless architecture to the ever changing landscape.

Driven by ideas and collaboration each project is approached with an excitement to discover what is unique and engaging for our clients and the community.


Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

The people at Arup are driven to find a better way and to deliver better solutions for our clients.

We shape a better world.







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Docklands Surf Park -37.816633, 144.942369

“To bring the surf to the city is a great concept, especially to a site like Central Pier in the Docklands. I can imagine having surfers in suits heading for an after work session and kids coming to the Docklands carrying surfboards on Melbourne’s trains and trams.”

– Max Wells, Chief Executive Officer | Surfing Victoria

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