Following a national and international search, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority recently announced it had selected a team led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) + Andersen Hunter Horne to complete the central Barangaroo master plan.
Central Barangaroo’s 5.2 hectares sits between the new Headland Park at the northern end of Barangaroo and the commercial mixed use area at Barangaroo South. “We have chosen a team which will ensure central Barangaroo becomes one of the world’s best places, with inspirational public places and opportunities for architectural excellence,” said CEO of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, John Tabart.
Consultation with the Sydney public and stakeholders will form a key element in the development of the master plan.
The successful team described its goal for the master plan as an opportunity to deliver a rich collection of open spaces, cultural uses, offices and apartments promoting excitement and diversity through new century thinking. Skidmore, Owings & Merrell team leader, Phillip Enquist, said “Central Barangaroo’s architecture and public places can inspire the world. It can be a place for all Sydneysiders, and a place for the world to come to experience.
“Our team is diverse, energetic and keen to collaborate with the Government and the community to create a world renowned precinct of substance and delight,” Mr Enquist said. The master planning team will commence work this week.