June 6, 2005
by Canadian Architect
East Darling Harbour is located on the northwestern edge of the Sydney Central Business district in Australia. The site is bounded by Sydney Harbour foreshore to the west and north, the historic precincts of Millers Point, the Rocks, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge approach to the east, and Darling Harbour to the south. The site area is 22 hectares with a shoreline frontage of 1.4 kilometres.
The design challenge of this East Darling Harbour competition is to:
*physically reconnect to its surroundings
*retain its function as a harbour/passenger port
*meet the community’s expectations for shoreline open space as part of the city
*provide appropriate scale of built form consistent with its environment and harbour planning policy
*interpret the site’s historical development
The competition is open to registered architects, landscape architects, and urban planners, and the fee is AUD $250. The state government of New South Wales will engage the winning entrant to guide the future development of the site. In Stage One, up to five finalists will receive AUD $50,000. The winner will receive AUD $100,000 in Stage Two of the competition.
The timetable is as follows:
20 June 2005: Stage One questions deadline
29 June 2005: registration closes
20 July 2005: Stage One submissions due
December 2005: Stage two submissions due
For more information, please visit www.eastdarlingharbour.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org