What A Sustainable City Looks Like - A Green Barangaroo


Last month, the Green Building Council of Australia awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating to the Barangaroo South precinct in Sydney, stating that “this is what a sustainable city looks like”.

The Barangaroo precinct is capable of being significantly sustainable with an on-site blackwater treatment plant capable of supplying one million litres of recycled water a day to the precinct and surrounding suburbs.

Adding to its sustainble reputation Barangaroo South is Sydney’s largest urban renewal project since the 2000 Olympics and is targeted to become Australia’s first large-scale carbon neutral community.

But Barangaroo South is just one part of the huge green Barangaroo developments.

Over the next twenty years, the 22 hectare former container port on the western edge of Sydney’s CBD will be transformed into a 21st century icon.

At this moment, remote-controlled demolition robots are eating away an old Harbour Control Tower, which is 87 metres high and made of steel and concrete.

Its removal will complete the Authority’s vision of creating a naturalistic interpretation of the original headland.

Barangaroo Point

Barangaroo Point is a spectacular 5.7 hectare harbour park, that opened in mid-2015.

About 75,000 plants, shrubs and trees native to Sydney were planted to create a lush, green stimulating landscape throughout the park adding to make it one of the most sustainable projects in Australia. 5,000 tonnes of sandstone excavated from the site was used on the foreshore. The park was constructed by Baulderstone.

Central Barangaroo

Sitting between Barangaroo Point and Barangaroo South, the 5.2 hectare Central Barangaroo is the public and cultural heart of Barangaroo and will be the final area of the precinct to be developed.

The development will combine civic and cultural attractions with recreational, residential, retail and commercial facilities.

The master plan was prepared by Skidmore Owings & Merrill in 2013.

The development will be undertaken in two stages.

Barangaroo South

Barangaroo South is a 7.8 hectare mixed-use commercial hub. An exciting, innovative and active area including three commercial office towers (International Towers Sydney), residential apartments, a landmark international hotel, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Following a comprehensive international bid process, Lend Lease was named as the preferred developer in 2009.

The area includes 300,000 square metres of large floor plate, premium grade, and contributes to being a sustainable city with its energy efficient office space.

Barangaroo South will be a green residential community of around 1,200 people, with approximately 800 tastefully designed high and medium-rise apartments to be delivered in stages.

Featuring high-end boutiques and fine dining – as well as local conveniences like banks, newsagents, drycleaners and medical and childcare facilities – it will become Sydney’s newest shopping precinct.

Lend Lease has signed an exclusivity agreement with Crown for a six-star hotel.

Design Excellence

The precinct is the result of careful planning and a commitment to using the very best design talent from Australia and around the world.

The international design excellence team includes:
• Pritzker Prize Winner, Lord Richard Rogers as Barangaroo South master planner.
• Renowned landscape architect Peter Walker, in conjunction with Johnson Pilton Walker, working on Barangaroo Point and public domain.
• Philip Enquist, team leader of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, supported by Anderson Hunter Horne, as Central Barangaroo master planners.

The Australian design excellence team includes:
• Richard Francis Jones, Andrew Anderson, Sacha Coles, Ken Maher, Tony Caro and Alex Tzannes.

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