Melbourne's $1 billion new arts precinct at Southbank will feature an elevated park, garden and pedestrian spaces to be partly designed by a New York-based firm.

Australian architectural studio Hassell and New York-based design firm Solid Objects Idenburg Liu have been awarded a joint contract to design 18,000 square metres of public space.

The elevated park, gardens and other pedestrian spaces will link Southbank's 40 galleries, theatres and arts organisations with the new NGV Contemporary, the revamped Arts Centre and its new Performing Arts Museum.

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Australian architects Hassell and New York firm SO-IL will create the 18,000 square metres of public space for the $1bn Melbourne Arts Precinct.