We are so proud to be recognised for this project with Lahznimmo Architects and our client the Harbour Trust. The team shared a collective vision to enhance public life and accessibility within this significant site through conservation, remediation and adaptive re-use, all of which was made possible through a rich interpretation of the site’s original heritage.
The project has been a key pillar to reengaging the local community with the waterfront, creating a public place for active recreation and swimming in brand new space. This was all made possible by a commitment to design excellence from both the NSW and Federal Government’s and the Sydney Harbour Trust.
The jury cited: “the adaptive re-use of the HMAS Platypus precinct is a profound and exemplary urban design transformation. The detailed repair, removal and upgrade work is underpinned by a porous and legible urban diagram that facilitates public access to an area of the Sydney foreshore that was off-limits to the public for more than 150 years.”
Congratulations to our client and all of our collaborators - Client: Harbour Trust; Builder: Haslin Constructions; Structural engineer: SDA Structures; Services consultant: Northrop Consulting Engineers; Wayfinding: ASPECT Studios.