Pirrama Park (Former Water Police Site) in collaboration with Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, CAB Consulting and City of Sydney Council.
The masterplan for this new harbourfront park was born out of extensive community consultation and established the principles for developing a new public parkland on ground that had originally been earmarked for residential development. The site knits together two previously developed park spaces on the peninsula—Gibba Park and Pyrmont Point Park—and is in a strategic location for providing a link in the 14km network of waterfront open space. Close study of the history of the harbour shoreline, overlaying historic drawings on contemporary survey plans, was the working methodology for generating the plan’s spatial definition.
The masterplan works with many layers of site history, peeling back and interpreting multiple narratives within a contemporary context. It sets the framework for a robust design response that speaks to sustainable design principles and incorporates subtly integrated water sensitive urban design systems, alternative energy supply, reused materials and elements and over 150 new trees endemic to Pyrmont Peninsula.
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