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Urban Design for Central Park, an exemplar of precinct renewal – wins two major design awards

Tzannes and Cox Richardson and Foster + Partners have won the State’s highest award for urban design, the Lloyd Rees Award for 2017, and also an architecture award for Sustainable Architecture, for their work on the visionary and ambitious urban renewal precinct, Central Park Sydney.

The jury said Central Park was ‘an exemplar of precinct renewal’, one that ‘demonstrates the importance of transit-orientated high density developments particularly when population growth and the pull to more intensive urbanisation are key issues facing many cities throughout the world.”

The success of the Central Park urban precinct demonstrates how a former industrial site can be transformed into a low-energy, high density, culturally vibrant and attractive community centre that effectively integrates with its surroundings. Over one third of the 5.8 hectare residential, commercial and retail site is devoted to public, open spaces. The masterplan therefore revolved around a spacious urban park, which covers 6,400 square metres in size.

Read more in the full media release.