Infrastructure NSW launches competition to design new pavilion in Barangaroo South

Jun 24, 2020
  • Article by Online Editor

Infrastructure NSW is inviting registered Australian architects to participate in a design competition for the new Pavilion, to be located at Watermans Cove, Barangaroo South.

Architects can download the competition documents to prepare and enter their designs for the new harbourfront project.

The Pier Pavilion will be located at Watermans Cove in Barangaroo South and will be an extension of the iconic 14-kilometre walk stretching from Woolloomooloo to Glebe.

Entrants will have until 11am 6 August 2020 to enter their designs.

Up to five entrants from Stage 1 will be shortlisted by the jury and invited to develop their designs in Stage 2 where they will be paid $50,000 for their participation.

The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to follow the project through to construction and bring their idea to life.

The competition jury includes Robert Nation AM, City of Sydney design director Bridget Smyth, NSW Government Architect Abbie Galvin, Western Sydney University professor of architecture Peter Poulet and City of Parramatta City Architect Kim Crestani.

Jury members will be looking for design ideas that “embrace Barangaroo’s commitment to design excellence, world-class public spaces and sustainability”.

Designs should be “flexible to accommodate a broad range of programmed events and activations as well as offering a protected space for the public to gather and relax”.

The winning design will join three commercial skyscrapers designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, as well as other yet-to-be-completed Barangaroo projects like Renzo Piano’s One Sydney Harbour residential buildings, Hickson Park, Watermans Cove, a new public pier and the Crown hotel, casino and entertainment complex, which includes WilkinsonEyre’s One Barangaroo – Australia’s first branded residences.

Other projects still to be completed in the area are the remediation of the old Millers Point Gasworks on site and under Hickson Road and a Metro station, which is due in 2024.

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