East Darling Harbour Competition, 2005
Mackenzie Pronk Architects with Healy Finlay Studio,
Jane Irwin, Lisa Mullan & Scott Falvey.
The strategy was to create a dynamic waterfront village bounded by public parkland to the north and south. The urban structure was to connect to the scale of each of the adjacent precincts; Darling Harbour, The Rocks and the CBD.
The design sought to reinvent the wharf building to suit the site, its history and a 21C program – the resulting Barangaroo village was envisaged as a mixed use dense urban precinct comprising low and medium scaled, flexible buildings.
The urban structure was low rise commercial and residential wharf buildings to the harbourfront, medium scaled commercial buildings towards the city fronting Hickson Road, A new civic park and medium scaled large floor plate commercial buildings to the south connected to Darling Harbour and the city and new public buildings including retail, hotel, museum and dining around a raised public square to the North overlooking the new harbourfront parkland, the overseas passenger and ferry terminals, with metro station connections below.
Each element of the design sought to establish appropriate connections via scale to create a well modulated and integrated new Sydney precinct.