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One Darling Island

One Darling Island is the site of Google's new forecourt at their Sydney headquarters. The design grew from a desire to create a nature-based experience that draws people in and playfully reconnects the space to the harbour - which sits a mere 20 metres away.
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  • TRADITIONAL OWNERS & ONGOING CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND The Gadigal of the Eora Nation
  • Client Mirvac
  • Location Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia
  • Year 2019 - 2021
Featuring sustainable, recycled, and innovative materials, the design provides a variety of delightful opportunities to connect through the series of circular spaces that offer a multitude of sitting, lounging, and meeting areas.


The design uses contextually appropriate materials like brick, sandstone, and steel to reflect the site’s past industrial life as a shipyard. Layers of colour in the planter walls and recycled plastic tabletops bring a sense of joy to the forecourt while celebrating sustainability.
  • TEAM ASPECT Studios, FDC Group, Yerrabingin, Credwell Consulting, SCP Consulting, Inline Hydraulic Services, Eness, Shelmerdines, TTW, Lighting, Art + Science, Lee Hancock
  • PHOTOGRAPHY Brett Boardman