Barangaroo Reserve - 9a Biennal 2016

Doug Findlay, Jay Swaintek, Peter Walker, David Walker

Named for an influential Aboriginal woman of colonial Sydney, Barangaroo is a globally-significant, 22-hectare waterfront renewal project that redefines the western edge of Sydney Harbor. In August 2015, Barangaroo Reserve was the first phase in the 3-district master plan to open. Barangaroo Reserve is the re-creation of a “Club Cape” headland that restores the visual geography of Sydney Harbor. Using industry-first technology, a concrete container port was reborn as a naturalistic park with more than 75,000 plantings native to the Sydney region. Guided by historical maps and paintings, the design of the headland includes a foreshore of 10,000 sandstone blocks excavated directly from the site. Walking and bicycle pathways separated by a low wall known as the “1836 Wall,” symbolically mark the original precolonial shoreline. Selected as Clinton Global Initiative and One Planet Living projects, Barangaroo Reserve kept the highest ecological goals always in sight. All existing materials were reused onsite and recycled to form the headland, including the caissons and asphalt from the container port. Hidden beneath the artificial headland, the Cutaway is a massive void formed through sandstone excavation operations to host art exhibits, performances, or a future Aboriginal Cultural Center. Barangaroo Reserve transforms a huge expanse of empty concrete into humane, usable space, marking the transformation of an industrial site into a modern reinvention of its more sustainable past.


PWP Landscape Architecture
PWP Landscape Architecture
PWP Landscape Architecture
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PWP Landscape Architecture in association with Johnson Pilton Walker: Lead Designer

Lend Lease (formerly Baulderstone Pty Ltd), Sydney, Australia: General Contractor

Troy Stratti: Quarry Operation and Chief Stone Mason

Stuart Pittendrigh: Horticulturalist

Advisian Pty Ltd: Project Management

WMK: Architect

Simon Leake: Soils Engineer

SESL Australia: Soils Engineer

Tract Landscape Architects: Construction Observation:

Robert Bird Group and Aurecon: Civil and Structural Engineers

Warren Smith and Partners: Hydraulic Engineer

Evans and Peck: Construction Management

Hyder Consulting: Marine Engineer

Douglas Partners: Geotechnical Engineer

Halcrow: Traffic Engineer

Webb Australia Group: Lighting Engineer

Emery Studio: Wayfinding and Signage

Judith Rintoul: Historic Interpretation

Peter Emmett: History and Arts

Regal Inovations: Landscape Contractor

Andreasens Green: Plant Procurement Nursery

Detalls del projecte

Tipologia Passeigs maritims
Promotor Lend Lease
Client Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Promoció Pública
Coordinades -33.857208, 151.201206
Localització Hickson Rd, New South Wales, Sydney, Austràlia
Àrea 60000 m²
Any inici 2010
Any finalització 2015