The Goods Line Shortlisted For 2 Prestigious International Awards

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The Goods Line Shortlisted For 2 Prestigious International Awards
HyperFocal: 0   It was a thrill to receive the 202020 Vision Green Design Award for The Goods Line at this year’s Good Design Awards and our excitement continues! We’ve just been informed that The Goods Line has been shortlisted for the landscape award at this year’s World Architecture Festival and the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize.   The World Architecture Festival is the largest international gathering of architects and features conferences, exhibitions and awards presentations. It’s an opportunity for architects and designers around the world to come together, exchange ideas and be inspired and it’s an honour to be recognised at this year’s festival for The Goods Line.   Rosa Barba is part of the 9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture and is fast becoming the world’s premiere award for excellence in the field. The prize is named after Rosa Barba Casanovas, who was an architect, urbanist, planner and founder of the landscape architecture degree program at the Barcelona School of Architecture. Formerly an award for landscape architecture in Europe, it was opened up to projects around the globe two years ago and we were excited to throw our hat in the ring with The Goods Line project.   In collaboration with architecture practice CHROFI, we were commissioned by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority to transform a redundant and isolated industrial corridor into a vibrant, connected public spine. The result is The Goods Line, a leafy, energised civic centre that connects more than 80,000 tertiary students, locals and visitors to the major attractions of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.   Our strategy for The Goods Line was to create a strong civic spine and establish a range of opportunities for people to come together, inhabit and use the space. We’re thrilled that the result has been recognised on a global scale.   The former elevated rail corridor features a series of ‘platforms’, which can be used for a range of activities, including public entertainment, recreation, festivals and study. A people-focused linear park, it’s also filled with ‘social infrastructure’, such as bleachers and seats that hark back to the site’s industrial heritage, an amphitheatre, Wi-Fi facilities, a playspace, ping pong tables and raised lawns. This is all designed to support the burgeoning public life of the city.   The Goods Line also brings to life the NSW government’s vision for a connected Sydney. It links arts, education and cultural institutions, including UTS’ Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Sydney TAFE, which all border the park.   Our Director, Sacha Coles, will be presenting The Goods Line project during the 9th International Landscape Biennial in Barcelona in September and the winner will be announced on 30th of September. ASPECT Studios will also be presenting the project at the World Architecture Festival held 16-18 November in Berlin and the award will be presented on 18th November. We are honoured to have been selected by an eminent jury to be among the top 10 finalists for these two awards - we’ll keep you posted on the results!   Return to News     ASPECT studios_The goods line_Florian Groehn01   ASPECT studios_The goods line_Florian Groehn02 ASPECT studios_The goods line_Florian Groehn03   ASPECT studios_The goods line_Florian Groehn05