Proposed designs for Sydney metro stations

November 17, 2009

Three sample station designs drawn up by high-profile Sydney architects released.

Sydney metro has released the sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations, drawn up by three teams involving leading Sydney architects Tim Greer, Richard Francis-Jones and Keith Cottier.

The station designs were developed by the three teams in order to test the ‘design principles’ established at two workshops, held on 27 October and 10 November.

At the workshops, the teams, each consisting of an architect, a landscape architect and an artist, met with peak, professional and community groups to establish a set of design principles for the new metro stations.

The principles, once finalised, will then be provided to the successful Integrated Metro Operations contractor who will build the stations.

The draft principles cover a range of issues including built form, materials, heritage, public art and landscaping. It is hoped that the principles will act as guidelines to ensure the stations are user-friendly, visually attractive and appropriate for the surrounding neighbourhoods.

NSW Government Architect and Chairman of Sydney Metro’s Design Review Panel, Peter Mould, said the workshops had sparked a ‘lively discussion’ about the design principles. “A key theme was that the stations’ appearance should contribute to the sense of place. This was more important than specifying architectural style or the materials,” he said.

The three teams that participated in the workshops were:
Team 1: Tim Greer of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Leonard Lynch of Clouston, and Ruth Downes
Team 2: Keith Cottier of Allen Jack+Cottier, Adrian McGregor of McGregor Coxall, and Julia Davis
Team 3: Richard Francis-Jones of fjmt, Ingrid Mather of JMD Design, and Michael Snape

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