Premier Kristina Keneally and Planning Minister, Tony Kelly, yesterday formally signed an authorisation for the $6 billion contract with Lend Lease for commercial development of Barangaroo.
At the same time as signing the contract Planning Minister Mr Kelly said that following an evaluation, Johnson Pilton Walker (Sydney based), in association with Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture (California, USA) , have been selected to work with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to design the new Headland Park and other public spaces.
This highly regarded team will design key open space features for the waterfront commercial, residential and leisure precinct, including the creation of the harbourside park and restoration of the entire harbour headland to a more natural shape. “We are determined to create a bold and inspiring precinct, which is diverse, dynamic and inclusive………..The Headland Park will include waterfront promenades, an open-air amphitheatre, area and places to picnic. It will be built to maximise its incredible location.” Mr Kelly said.
Barangaroo (previously known as East Darling Harbour) is the name given to the 22-hectare area in Sydney that is planned to become a key commercial, residential and recreation precinct with over 22,000 workers and residents, and 33,000 visitors a day – a total of 12 million visitors a year.
[SOURCE: Barangaroo Delivery Authority] VIA Australian Design Review
Central Sydney(Newspaper) reports
“The plan is to make Chippendale into an urban farm with food available where we live and work and even growing vines on otherwise hot empty walls,” Mr Mobbs said.
Meanwhile, more than half the land used by Sydney’s market gardens is likely to disappear under developers bulldozers in the next 20 years, a NSW Government report has found.
Read more at the [SOURCE: Central Sydney(Newspaper) – Growers’ markets taking root in inner Sydney]
7 Metre Bar -Richard Goodwin, Adrian Macgregor and Russell Lowe
The Meeting Place - Aspect Studios, Herbert+Mason, Derlot, Light 2
Infinity Forest – Mathew Chan (Scale Architecture), Isabelle Cordeiro, Katie Hepworth
City of Sydney reports
“We received more than 500 registrations and 68 submissions for this year’s Laneways By George! Hidden Networks project to transform and explore the potential of City laneways with creative, innovative and inspiring high quality temporary artworks,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP.
Eight teams have had their concepts selected by Curator and urban designer Dr Steffen Lehmann and the City’s Public Art Panel.
- 7 Metre Bar -Richard Goodwin, Adrian Macgregor and Russell Lowe
- PS: Potential Spaces -Neeson Murcutt, Chalk Horse and Freehills
- Dwell in the City – Kim Bridgland, Adrian Hill and team
- The Urban Barcode – Maix Mayer, Damian Hadley and Hannah Tribe
- The Meeting Place - Aspect Studios, Herbert+Mason, Derlot, Light 2
- Family Unit: Chill Trailer – Anne Graham and the Bond Family:
- Forgotten Songs – Michael T. Hill, Richard Major, David Towey, Richard Wong
- Infinity Forest – Mathew Chan (Scale Architecture), Isabelle Cordeiro, Katie Hepworth
The proposed Laneways By George! 2009 – Hidden Networks temporary artworks will now go through the DA process, then if approved be installed in time for the City of Sydney’s Art & About event in October.
The installations are intended to remain in place until the end of The Sydney Festival in late January 2010.
For more information, visit the website: www.lanewaysbygeorge.com.au
SOURCE: City of Sydney and Architecture & Design
IMAGE SOURCE: City of Sydney
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