Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has seen off competition for the latest development of Sydney's foreshore
A design by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, working with Lend Lease, has been selected for the Sydney harbourside development, Barangaroo. The former East Darling Harbour will be transformed into a 430,000 sq m commercial and business precinct with a 30,000 sq m retail area at its heart. Approximately half the Barangaroo site will be dedicated to open space and public domain, with a new Headland Park at the northern end of the site.
Premier Kristina Keneally says the winning design offers a striking vision for Sydney: "This Barangaroo design will cement Sydney as an innovative and global city as well as the financial hub of the Asia-Pacific. The commercial and business core has been set amid extensive public places and parks, further establishing Sydney as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
"The landmark design unfurls towards the harbour through a spectacular fan of towers and a series of striking waterfront public spaces. Public spaces include a large southern cove, while the signature fan of buildings culminates in landmark building perched in the harbour at the end of a public pier. Designed to evoke the tall ships that played a crucial role in the city’s early history, the building links Sydney’s past and future. This will take our city’s built environment to a new level. Business, retail, residential, education and tourism uses will stretch the length of the waterfront."
Barangaroo will be a Climate Positive precinct exemplifying the next generation in environmental, economic and social sustainability, such as recycling and exporting more water than the area uses and reusing, reducing and recycling more waste than Barangaroo generates.
Construction is expected to commence late 2011 with the Headland Park opening late 2014.
UPDATE 23 FEB 2010: Rogers meets opposition at Barangaroo