A former container wharf on the edge of Sydney’s magnificent harbour is now the site of one of the most significant urban regeneration projects in the city’s history. Barangaroo South brings the vision of a connected, sustainable and innovative Sydney one step closer to reality. In 2008, Lendlease engaged international architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to lead the bid team for the master plan of the Barangaroo South. We teamed up with landscape architecture and urban design practice OCULUS to form a joint venture company, ASPECT | OCULUS, to lead the public realm design with the brief to design a collection of public realm places ranging in scale from streets, lanes, waterfront and rooftops. The key master plan was to reconnect the waterfront to the city through authentic streets, pedestrian lanes and a waterfront serviced by a ferry that connects to Sydney’s 14km waterfront promenade. Barangaroo South provides a range of opportunities for people to come together, inhabit, occupy and use the space. It unlocks an unprecedented connection between the city and harbour and provides an intimate human-scale experience that forms a striking contrast to the energy and intensity of Sydney’s CBD. The design creates new layers of public activity and green infrastructure; both in the public and private space to create a balance between density and amenity. Urban renewal is about so much more than new buildings. It’s about bringing an unused area back to life, strengthening existing communities and establishing new ones. While Barangaroo South is far from complete, it is evolving into a vibrant new waterfront financial district with a mix of striking, thoughtfully designed office spaces, premium residential buildings and vibrant dining, hotel, hospitality venues. It represents a reimagined green, thriving and connected transformation of a formerly isolated site. Return to News
Barangaroo South – reconnecting Sydney’s waterfront to the city.