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MUDD 21 - City Visions II

Wynyard Axis, Sydney An Urban Living Corridor

Wang Mengqiong + Wang Mengya + Wang Yifan + Zhu Shimin The main areas of focus identified for the landscape structure plan are the water edge at Darling Harbour, narrow pedestrian streets, better activation of street frontages, improving poor environments for pedestrians and improving bottle-neck entrances to and from the CBD to public green spaces. To improve the existing ferry station, a waterfront square along darling Harbour incorporates a number of landscape elements to be enjoyed by the public. A new shared zone is to be implemented along Barrack Street and Erskine Street; the latter includes passive spaces that would add a variety of activities along the street. The project also improves the environment along the already-pedestrianised Martin Place by providing outdoor dining zones, activity areas and seats with small gardens. Access to The Domain from Martin Place,

Improving water access

Creating an open space with art and cultural elements

which currently is only possible through a small pedestrian corridor, will be improved by widening the footpaths adjacent to Sydney Hospital and adding a green space connection. Three buildings were chosen for the feasibility analysis. The first, One Carrington, was made up by a majority retail use, with small supporting provisions of retail and office spaces. The second building, 317 George Street, was comprised predominately of hotel floor space with retail forming the secondary use. Finally, Hunter Connection includes a majority office use with a supporting retail component. All three buildings have minor provisions for open/green space on the roof levels. This diverse portfolio allows for mixed-use development to accompany the constantly changing character of Central Sydney.

Connecting Martin Place and Erskine Street

Improving walking experience

Improving the connection between the green space and Martin Place

Landscape structure plan

Section through Erskine Street

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Section through Barrack Street

Section through Martin Place

Section through hospital

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...