Shortlisted designs for Bradfield Central Park revealed

The competition to design the 2-hectare Bradfield Central Park is approaching its final stage. Five top landscape architecture firms have been shortlisted to showcase their project vision to a distinguished and impartial panel of judges.

Spanning the size of three football fields, the park is located in the heart of Bradfield City Centre – one of the State’s largest and most ambitious new developments next to the new international airport.

Arcadia Landscape Architecture
ASPECT Studios

Competition is fierce, with all five architect firms vying to deliver Central Park – Bradfield City Centre’s ‘jewel in the crown’ and, most important, green, open space.

Vying for the opportunity are five shortlisted architecture firms: 

  • Arcadia Landscape Architecture
  • ASPECT Studios
  • Hassell Studio
  • T.C.L
  • Turf Design Studio
Turf Design Studio

James Corner, landscape architect and designer of the iconic High Line in New York City, joins Government Architect NSW Abbie Galvin; FLUMINIS Design Advisory Services’ Kate Luckraft; Gallagher Studio’s Dr Libby Gallagher and Jiwah’s Clarence Slockee on the jury to decide the concept design winner.

“This is not just landscape, planting, and greening. Central Park will have significant cultural, economic, and environmental value.”

James Corner

Western Parkland City Authority Chair Jennifer Westacott said Central Park will not only be a destination and key point of arrival, especially for overseas visitors, but an important arts and culture hub too.

“As the principal gathering place with a strong identity celebrating First Nations people, recognising culture and connection to Country, it was vital the Central Park design tells the stories of Country. Designing and connecting with Country has been done with consultation of the Traditional Custodians through all phases of the competition,” Ms Westacott added.

 The winning scheme is expected to be announced in August. 

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