Pirrama Park wins Architecture Award for Urban Design 2010.
The NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has awarded ASPECT Studios, Hill Thalis, CAB consulting, and the City of Sydney an Architecture Award in the Urban Design Cetegory at the 2010 State Awards.
The Kiosk, Toilets, Canopy and Belvedere was also short listed for the public buildings award.
Pirrama Park makes a significant public domain contribution to the existing network of public parks along the Sydney Harbour foreshore. It reinstates the important historic connection of Harris Street to the Harbour by creating a small cove at the termination of Harris Street and allowing the harbour’s tidal movements to interact with the public domain of the park.
The location of the generous harbour promenade reinterprets the original shoreline and connects Pyrmont Point Park and the Western Pyrmont foreshore with an extensive public promenade planned by the City of Sydney Council between Rozelle and Woolloomooloo Bay.
Rich maritime associations of the site are interpreted through the landscape strategy for the park and complemented by the addition of contemporary facilities, such as the cafe and playgrounds, designed to serve a variety of recreational users of the space. The design of the park incorporates a comprehensive stormwater management system that captures and filters runoff from surrounding streets, and storing it on site for reuse in local irrigation. Overflow is filtered before being discharged into the harbour. The park is well connected to the surrounding streets and it creates a variety of attractive places for the harbourside enjoyment of local residents and visitors.
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