Design selected for the renewal of Circular Quay, Sydney

Circular Quay
View to Sydney Opera House

ASPECT Studios, Tzannes, and Weston Williamson+Partners, are delighted to announce that the proposed design for the renewal of Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, has been selected by the New South Wales Government to proceed to the design and planning phase of the project.

Circular Quay
Circular Quay

Our collaborative design proposal was central to the selection of the consortium of Capella Capital, Lendlease Construction and BESIX Watpac, who are partnering with the NSW Government to revitalise the Circular Quay precinct.

Circular Quay

The design honours Gadigal Country to reveal the First Nations history of the site and current cultural practices. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with First Nations Design Partners Dr Michael Mossman (MMs), Alison Page (zakPage) and Christian Hampson (Yerrabingin) and Dr Chels Marshall (Flying Fish Blue). We would also like to acknowledge the critical contribution from Emily McDaniel. The renewal of the precinct will be a place to connect with Country and to celebrate all cultures and our shared history.

The multi-faceted proposal creates distinctive new public spaces, as well as retail, dining, arts and cultural offerings. User and passenger experiences are transformed at one of Sydney’s busiest transport interchanges.

Circular Quay

The collaboration leverages the respective strengths of our design team. We look forward to working together on this landmark urban renewal project for Sydney.

Circular Quay Design team credits:

ASPECT Studios – Landscape Architecture, Public Realm, Urban Design
Tzannes – Architecture, Urban Design
Western Williamson + Partners – Infrastructure Architecture, Urban Design

Images: Courtesy of ASPECT Studios

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