The Goods Line - 9a Biennal 2016

Sacha Coles

The Goods Line is a government project designed by ASPECT Studios with CHROFI which transforms a redundant and isolated industrial corridor into a vibrant connected public spine. Sydney’s Central Station is connected through to the Darling Harbour entertainment and leisure precinct, forming the key strategic link and vital green space for this rapidly developing district of Sydney.

The Goods Line creates a people-focused address to various cultural, educational and media institutions including UTS’ Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Sydney TAFE that border the park. This linear park is filled with ‘social infrastructure’ such as bleachers, seats, an amphitheatre, Wi-Fi facilities, a playspace, ping pong tables and raised lawns - supporting the burgeoning public life of the city.

Bespoke seating and furniture hark back to the site’s industrial heritage while the blurred boundaries along its length are designed to facilitate pop-up events and festivals, injecting a sense of community in a previously disused urban expanse.

Pedestrian and cycle connections are formed though a leafy, energised civic spine in the heart of Sydney’s most densely populated area. The Goods Line transforms disused industrial infrastructure into civic infrastructure - a creative and connected public destination which enhances the public life of Sydney.


ASPECT Studios


John Choi: CHROFI (Architect / Design Collaborator)

Paul McCormack: Gartner Rose (Head Contractor / Builder)

Bruce Slorach: Deuce Design (Interpretive Design)

Dale Lenden: ACOR (Civil, Structural, Hydraulic, and Electrical Engineers)

Detalls del projecte

Tipologia Espais oberts i equipaments
Promotor Gartner Rose
Client Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Promoció Pública
Coordinades -33.8805643,151.2015016
Localització Railway Square to Macarthur Street, Ultimo, NSW, Sydney, Austràlia
Àrea 7,000 m²
Cost 1475
Any inici 2014
Any finalització 2015