Sydney Architecture Images- Darling Harbour and Barangaroo Architecture

DARLING HARBOUR NEW LANDSCAPE DESIGN

architect

Hassell + Populous

location

Darling Harbour

date

2016

style

Millennium Moderne  Millennium Amorphic 

construction

concrete, etc.  20-hectare site

type

park
  The new landscape design for Darling Harbour seeks to establish a central pedestrian spine linking Chinatown and the new residential towers with the harbour. It unfortunately does away with the meandering water feature from the eighties, which really softened the area. It retains a few features (the big unpopular circular oval and the fig tree- originally from Homebush).
Above- a graphic of the new design showing the main Boulevard and the access routes to it.
Above- a rendering of the Boulevard.
Above- plan view of the previous landscape design.
Above- some date palms to be removed (poor ibises...) and right, in happier times.
Above- and some cabbage palms to be retained.
 
 
 
Precinct Strategy

The master plan design builds upon and enhances the wider framework of Sydney’s open places and spaces, water engagement, green spaces, pedestrian and cycle networks. Of particular importance has been creating and enhancing seamless urban pedestrian connections through the precinct between all the communities bounding Darling Harbour.



The precinct itself has been defined around five key principals: the north-south boulevard; the three primary public open spaces – the waterfront, Tumbalong Park and a new urban square; Harbourside Place and Tumbalong Place east-west connections; the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and ICC Sydney Hotel to the north with the entertainment theatre to the south as anchor buildings; and the terraced landscape over the ICC Exhibition.
 

 

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links

http://www.hassellstudio.com/en/cms-projects/detail/darling-harbour-live-
http://www.darlingharbourlive.com.au/about-the-project/master-plan.aspx