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Imagine a city space that unites everything that’s good about Sydney: water views, leafy parks, art installations, live entertainment, shopping and dining, work and play. Barangaroo is that place and is already vibrant and dynamic. Visit Barangaroo today to enjoy views over Sydney Harbour and stroll along the Foreshore Walk, open every day during daylight hours. You’ll also see Barangaroo being built. Stay up to date with news of the project and share images of your visit via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And with our videos uploaded to YouTube, you can come behind the scenes to learn more about Barangaroo. barangaroosydney @barangaroo #barangaroo barangaroosydney photos/barangaroo/sets SIGN UP to receive the Barangaroo newsletter at Barangaroo.com
BARANGAROO BEGINS Imagine a place that unites everything that’s good about Sydney. Sailboats breeze across a pictureperfect harbour framed by sandstone foreshores and studded with islands; lights sparkle on the water, casting dramatic new buildings aglow; the aromas of cuisines from around the world waft along streets and cobbled laneways steeped with Aboriginal heritage and maritime history. Imagine locals and tourists strolling between boutiques and galleries, office workers zipping in and out of gleaming towers, fireworks exploding over coves and children dipping their toes into tidal pools. From sun up to sun down and well into the night, Sydney Harbour has a buzz that is exhilarating and inspiring. It is the heart of the city and for many, it defines Australia. And it’s getting even better. An inspiring new place is taking shape on the most beautiful shore in the world. From Millers Point to Cockle Bay on the western foreshore, Barangaroo is extending the brilliance of Sydney Harbour, expanding access to the water and reimagining a onetime container port as an engaging community for all: residents and office workers, locals and tourists, young and old.
Artists impression only, as at September 2013. Subject to planning approval.
THE PRECINCTS Covering 22 hectares on a former container port site on the harbour’s western foreshore, Barangaroo’s three precincts transition from Walsh Bay towards Darling Harbour. Inspired by the original headland, Headland Park will be an enchanting green space of native trees and shrubs – some 75,000 in total – plus tidal rock pools and weathered HEADLAND sandstone leading right to the water’s edge. PARK: THE The creation of Headland Park will provide new GREEN HUB coves and waterways with walking tracks, picnic areas and lookouts offering expansive views. The foreshore promenade will continue around the six-hectare park, connecting Bennelong Point to Barangaroo. This cultural ribbon ties the Opera House and Circular Quay to Walsh Bay, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour. A stunning structure which makes the most of its natural surrounds, both inside and out, Sydney’s newest cultural centre is being created in Headland Park. Using the dramatic sandstone cut as a backdrop, the green roof maximises parkland enjoyment while the space within is the perfect canvas to create a cultural offering of international standing.
This urban renewal project is transforming city life, creating a new recreational, cultural, commercial, retail and residential area that will reinforce Sydney’s position as the heart of Australia.
CENTRAL BARANGAROO: THE CULTURAL HEART
Sydney’s temporary cruise passenger terminal until April 2013, Central Barangaroo is being re-imagined as one of the city’s most exciting cultural precincts. It’s here that people will gather for live music and festivals on weekends; where outdoor art exhibitions and educational exchanges will occur and where entertainment and recreation will go hand in hand.
Designed to celebrate the city’s cultural and creative diversity and community spirit, the area will see residences and retail outlets developed alongside large public spaces, hemmed by restaurants, cafes and bars on one side and a 30m wide waterfront promenade on the other, continuing north to Headland Park.
BARANGAROO SOUTH: THE BUSINESS END
Barangaroo South will become the ultimate address to live and work in Sydney. An extension of Sydney’s CBD and home to the trio of commercial towers, known as International Towers Sydney (ITS), as well as residences, the southernmost Barangaroo precinct will also feature a harbour cove, where waterfront restaurants, cafes, hotels and shops may sit beside an open-air market.
The retail experience will cover a broad spectrum of shops and services, from high-end boutiques to banks and florists, newsagents and drycleaners, hairdressers and childcare facilities. Covering 7.5 hectares, Barangaroo South will be a centre for financial innovation, creativity and communication for some 23,000 workers and residents. The continuous waterfront promenade will link South with Barangaroo’s cultural and recreational facilities at Central and Headland Park.
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Australia’s first climate-positive community, Barangaroo brings together some of the world’s best design forces to create spaces that are inspiring and environmentally sensitive, bold and beautiful; spaces that will become part of Sydney’s pulse and shape the way we live and interact with the water. Barangaroo is here—and there’s a lot more to look forward to.
Headland Park & first buildings of South opening in June 2015.
DID YOU KNOW That Aboriginal leader Barangaroo was the second wife of Bennelong, a Wangal clan member who served as an interlocutor between Aboriginal Australians and the newly arrived British? Bennelong Point—the site of the Opera House—is named after him.
THE INSIDE STORY
BARANGAROO SHORELINE BY 2022
Few projects around the world unite such architectural and design talent as Barangaroo, with some of Australia’s and the world’s top creative minds helping develop spaces that are cutting edge and accessible, inspiring and bold.
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Enjoy the view With spectacular harbour views, Barangaroo will be home to some great new cafes and restaurants, giving Sydneysiders and visitors yet another reason to enjoy their city and world-famous harbour.
DID YOU KNOW International Towers Sydney will be strategically positioned to make the most of natural light and are designed with vertical shading panels, which will respond to the sun’s path to reduce cooling needs.
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DID YOU KNOW Barangaroo is for bikes! More than 1,000 bike spaces will be provided throughout.
Be entertained Barangaroo is already shaping up as a top spot to be entertained, hosting some of the most exciting events in Sydney such as fun runs, music festivals, charity events, and Australian and international warships for the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review.
Climate positive: Aiming to become the world’s first climate-positive city precinct, Barangaroo is innovating through design excellence and technology. The entire project aims to be carbon neutral—zero waste and water positive.
New spaces: About 20,000 people already visit the Barangaroo foreshore every month, a number that will only grow as new spaces evolve and where working, playing, eating, drinking, meeting and sharing intermingle.
Picnic in the Park Imagine being able to pack a picnic lunch and make your way to Headland Park. Native trees and shrubs will be planted in this lush, green space of walking trails, picnic spots and scenic lookouts. It will be the ultimate Sydney spot for a weekend outing—or perfect for a midweek lunchbreak. Work up a sweat Jog from the Anzac Bridge to Woolloomooloo. Barangaroo’s foreshore promenade is the finishing link in Sydney’s great harbourfront walk, which extends 14 kilometres and takes you through all three precincts of the development, then on through Walsh Bay, under the Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and around the Botanic Gardens. The Barangaroo Foreshore Walk is open to the public—you can already access sections of it from Hickson Road and King Street Wharf.
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New opportunities: More than 9,000 new jobs will be created during the construction phases, with employment and training opportunities on offer through a green skilling and labour program for indigenous workers, unemployed and young people.
Some of the future experiences to look forward to at Barangaroo.
Leading international developer Lend Lease won the rights to develop Barangaroo South in 2009, Baulderstone were contracted in 2012 by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to construct the Headland Park and a team led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Chicago) + Andersen Hunter Horne (Sydney) were selected in 2013 to complete the master plan for Central Barangaroo.
Get wet Barangaroo will allow you the opportunity to dip your feet and play in the harbour. The harbour’s edge around the Headland Park will be formed from large sandstone blocks, each creating a seat, stage, and step towards the water.
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Barangaroo is set to reinvigorate the western side of the city’s harbour. Guided by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Barangaroo is a partnership between the private and public sectors.
A NEW WAY OF THINKING About the western foreshore of Sydney harbour
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At its heart, Barangaroo is a project for people—locals, residents, workers, visitors, and tourists.
Most importantly, Barangaroo encourages involvement from the people of Sydney, who are invited to share comments, ideas and suggestions toward the shaping of Barangaroo.
CONNECTING YOU TO THE WATER
Ride: Barangaroo is already part of an active cycle and pedestrian network, with new routes and enhanced access along the foreshore promenade.
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DID YOU KNOW That Peter Walker’s company PWP Landscape Architecture is also behind the 9/11 Memorial Gardens in New York, plus Sydney’s Millennium Parklands?
Headland Park: Acclaimed landscape architect Peter Walker’s vision for the six hectare park is inspired by the original geological harbour headland form before the landscape changed with industrial use.
DID YOU KNOW That Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is a world-leading master planning, architectural and engineering firm, with projects including Millennium Park, Chicago, and Freedom Tower—the new World Trade Centre in New York.
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Central Barangaroo: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are designing spaces to bring people together, with ample room for exhibitions, installations, entertainment and events.
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Barangaroo South: Pritzker-prize winning architect Lord Richard Rogers will set the architectural bar high, designing a “fan” of buildings that create views opening outwards towards the west, helping to reconnect Sydney’s city to its western waterfront. DID YOU KNOW That Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners also designed the Centre Pompidou in Paris in conjunction with Renzo Piano, as well as London’s Millennium Experience?
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KING ST WHARF & COCKLE BAY WHARF This waterside neighbourhood is packed with restaurants, bars and family friendly attractions.