Sydney Architecture Images- Darling Harbour and Barangaroo Architecture

Barangaroo Headland Park


Johnson Pilton Walker, in association with Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture
Documentation- Lend Lease Design


Millers Point




Millennium Amorphic 


reinforced concrete basement, parkland cover.


Above- the original 1810 harbour headland, with the windmills of Millers Point.
Above- the original harbour headland, circa 1870. Note that it is already industrialised at this stage, with a lot of boat activity in Darling Harbour.
Above- the headland in the fifties.
Above- during construction, 2014.
Above- renderings of the design
Above- the finished product.
Above- the mysterious interior space (adjacent the underground carpark)
Barangaroo Reserve is 6ha of public park on the western harbour foreshore of Sydney’s CBD, at the northern end of the 22ha Barangaroo site. It as formerly a huge concrete slab, a former container wharf.

The new parkland is inspired by the original harbour 1836 headland before it was levelled for industry, and rises from the water’s edge, up to 18m at the top where it adjoins Merryman Street. It includes a foreshore walk from Walsh Bay, replicating the natural edge of the harbour with sandstone boulders, and allows total freedom to walk to the water’s edge. It traverses a series of terraces through bushland settings, with a large grassed area at the top to accommodate special events.

There is a broad range of vegetation native to a Sydney Harbour headland. It’s a diverse mix of 84 species
selected to suit various microclimates on the site depending on topography, soil type and aspect. More
than 76,000 plants have been installed, from semi-mature trees to native grasses. Even the couch grass of
the lawns is a native plant.