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MUDD 21 - City Visions II

Bathurst Street Cross Axis Central Sydney Studio, 2015 Convenor: Nigel Dickson

The Bathurst Street Cross Axis study examined development potential within Central Sydney, focusing on an area defined by Liverpool Street to the south, Harbour Street to the west, Druitt Street and Park Street to the north and Elizabeth Street to the east. A detailed analysis of the study area in regard to built form, age of buildings, potential cost of redevelopment, land ownership, and pedestrian and vehicular connectivity was undertaken. Following this, four sites with promising development potential were identified: (1) Town Hall Square (currently Woolworths), 532-540 George Street, (2) Town Hall Council site, 483 George Street, (3) HSBC building site, 580 George Street and (4) Courthouse site, 98 Liverpool Street. After site identification, detailed site-specific analyses were undertaken, examining the urban planning controls on the site, solar access and potential overshadowing impacts from any future redevelopment, building separations, potential cost of redevelopment, potential land uses and employment generation, impact of and connectivity to public transport, and pedestrian connectivity and public domain improvements. Site efficiencies and development feasibility were achieved through amalgamations. The design potential of each site was explored through design options developed in class and presented over the next pages.

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Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  
Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  

City Visions: Method & Design Chicago | Berlin | Sydney International Studio workshops from the Masters of Urban Development & Design degree...