We acknowledge the Gadigal as the Traditional Owners of the land on which Barangaroo sits today. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
At the heart of Central Barangaroo, will be Harbour Park, a 1.85 hectare public space on Sydney’s foreshore. The NSW Government is inviting teams from around Australia and beyond to prepare a design that responds to our vision for the park. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to design a public space that sits on Sydney’s famous harbour edge and will be part of a foreshore that includes icons such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
Harbour Park is set to be an iconic waterfront destination that reflects global best practice for public domain, and embodies our vision for Barangaroo:
To be eligible to compete, a prospective Competitor must satisfy BOTH of the following:
The competition jury comprises leading figures from the Australian and international design community. They are looking for design ideas that embrace Barangaroo’s commitment to design excellence, world-class public spaces and sustainability.
Paul Keating is a former Australian politician who served as the 24th prime minister of Australia from 1991 to 1996. A member of the Australian Labor Party, he previously served as Treasurer of Australia in the Hawke Government from 1983 to 1991 and as deputy prime minister of Australia from 1990 to 1991.
He continues to take a close interest in the national issues with which he was associated in public life, remains active in New South Wales affairs and is a prominent commentator on federal politics and a sought-after speaker on key issues. Recent speeches include his address to the national congress of the Urban Development Institute of Australia in Sydney in 2010 and his Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration in Adelaide in 2011.
Oi Choong is an Australian Landscape Architect and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. She has led major landscape and public realm projects in Australia, South East Asia and the UAE and is the recipient of numerous national and international landscape project awards. She is a recipient of the Marion Mahony Griffin Prize.
Prior to CONTEXT Landscape Architecture in 1990, she held a distinguished career as Head of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design in the Government Architects Office. She worked closely with government and development industry leaders in the delivery of high-profile projects for the Australian Bicentennial and Sydney 2000 Olympics and continues to advise on major government projects as a member of the NSW Government State Design Review Panel.
Jefa Greenaway is a founding Director of Greenaway Architects, a Senior Lecturer (University of Melbourne), and an Honorary Fellow of Design (Deakin University). He’s championed Indigenous led design thinking for 30 years as a registered architect in NSW|ACT|VIC, as co-founder of the not-for-profit Indigenous Architecture + Design Australia (IADA), and as co-author of the International Indigenous Design Charter.
He was a co-curator of the Australian exhibition at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale and was included in the Qantas 100 Inspiring Australians and was a 2020 inductee into the Design Institute of Australia’s ‘Hall of Fame’ signifying an outstanding contribution to Australian design. Jefa a member of the State Design Review Panels in NSW/VIC and also an AILA National Cultural Ambassador.
Ivan Harbour is an architect and founding partner at London-based practice RSHP.
With over 30 years’ experience, Ivan has led the design for many projects including the European Court of Human Rights, the Bordeaux Law Courts and the Barangaroo South Masterplan. Two projects led by Ivan, Terminal 4 Barajas Airport Madrid and Maggie’s West London, have been awarded the UK’s Royal Institute of British Architect’s Stirling Prize.
Ivan’s work spans many building types, from airports to low cost housing, where the designs share a common belief that successful buildings pay the greatest respect to those that use them. He advocates design that is rooted in thoughtfulness, problem-solving and ingenuity, and where ‘people places’ respond to human needs for interaction and self-expression.
Catherine Mosbach is a landscape architect and the founder of Paris-based design firm mosbach paysagistes and the magazine Pages Paysages.
Catherine’s projects include the Solutre Archaeological Park in Saone-et-Loire, Walk Sluice of Saint-Denis, the Botanical Garden of Bordeaux, the other side in Quebec City, Shan Shui at the International Horticultural Exposition in Xian, Lost in Transition Taehwa River Garden Show in Ulsan. She was the recipient of the Equerre D’argent award with Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa for the Louvre Lens Museum Park and was honoured in the Iconic Concept Award category by the German Design Council and Platine Award by INT.design 15th Montreal for Phase Shifts Park in Taichung. The team is honoured Firm of the Year 2021 in Landscape and Urban Design by Architecture Master Prize Los Angeles. Catherine was named an officer of the Legion of Honour proposed by the President of the Republic Francois Hollande in 2016. In the net of desires explores the infinitesimal of the living by XXI Triennale de Milano. Catherine Mosbach is visiting professor at Penn Design, Philadelphia and Harvard GSD Cambridge.
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