Barangaroo South, Sydney - top architects make waves at the waterfront development

by Katie Buckley | 12 Mar 2015

Barangaroo South, a complete new city quarter under construction in Sydney, Australia, looks set to be a game changer for the city’s leisure offerings.

Developer Lend Lease is pouring AUS$6bn (US$4.6bn, £3bn, €4.3bn) into the 22 hectare site. Leading British architecture firm, Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) have masterplanned six hectares of the built development.

From the previous state of a disused container port, RSHP plans to ‘return the peninsula to the people of Sydney’.

Two-thirds of the development will be set aside for public and recreational space with a plethora of leisure offerings including a waterfront promenade, neighbourhood park, urban square and harbour cove. A new ferry terminal will be added as well as up to 1,500 new homes. A landmark hotel designed by Wilkinson Eyre and managed by Crown Resorts will be a further leisure element.

Lend Lease has recently submitted its revised concept plan for the project to the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment. Lend Lease’s Barangaroo South managing director Andrew Wilson called the concept "an exciting vision for one of the most significant harbour projects in Sydney’s history.”

Whilst ensuring that public benefits remain at the forefront of the scheme, several elements of construction are well underway - two residential waterfront buildings as well as commercial buildings designed by RSHP.

It has also been confirmed that Renzo Piano, the Pritzker Prize winning architect, is designing a set of residential apartments – to be known as One Sydney Harbour – as part of the project.

Greenspace is high on the agenda for the scheme, with Barangaroo Point, a 6 hectare naturalistic headland park, developed by Barangaroo Delivery Authority due to open in mid-2015.

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Barangaroo South, a complete new city quarter under construction in Sydney, Australia, looks set to be a game changer for the city’s leisure offerings. Developer Lend Lease is pouring AUS$6bn (US$4.6bn, £3bn, €4.3bn) into the 22 hectare site. Leading British architecture firm, Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) have masterplanned six hectares of the built development. From the previous state of a disused container port, RSHP plans to ‘return the
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