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MUDD 21 - City Visions II

Bathurst Street Cross Axis Town Hall Square Precinct

Lin Yu-Hsuan + Luo Hao + Vidhya Gopala Pillai Ramesh Sydney’s new Metro rail infrastructure and the light rail offer the opportunity to create a major metropolitan transit interchange in the mid-city. The intersection of these projects sits above existing underground rail infrastructure at Town Hall – a well-known sandstone building in centre of the study area – and creates a hub for the transit interchange. The proposal to redevelop Town Hall with a ‘civic heart’ provides connectivity for users between the various infrastructure elements. The proejct includes: (1) Reconstruction of Town Hall station with concourses extending up to Pitt Street and Kent Street. (2) Amalgamation of approximately 4.2 hectares of public open space. (3) Redevelopment of Town Hall precinct into an iconic landmark and high performance sustainable building offering a variety of uses.

The proposal provides easy access, flexibility and an opportunity to capitalise on the precinct’s potential. It comprises mixed-use, higher-density development centred on major public transport, while accommodating high quality open and civic spaces, business activities and employment opportunities, such as retail services, offices, hotels, a school and a convention centre. The proposed landmark tower would be able to accommodate a variety of uses, for example: the relocation the City of Sydney Council’s offices, a school for about 1,200 students, auditorium and conference facilities and a hotel. The development’s prominent location at a transport interchange in central Sydney CBD will have a major role in the tourism market, creating a new cultural gateway in the city. Together, these interventions will transform the site into a diversified, high-end urban precinct.

Urban design framework

East-west bus spine North-south bus spine York-Clarence corridor Light-rail Pedestrian zone SRT Barangaroo corridor Heavy rail Bus stops

Transportation plan


Perspective south along George Street

Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  
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