Collins and Turner win Barangaroo R1

Collins and Turner has been selected as architect for a free-standing restaurant complex on the waterfront promenade at Barangaroo South.

Resembling stacked bamboo bowls, the proposal was revealed today by Lend Lease’s Barangaroo South Managing Director Andrew Wilson.

“Collins and Turner submitted an exciting, stylish concept that makes a strong visual statement and confidently holds its own among the other world-class designs at Barangaroo,” Andrew Wilson said.

A judging panel comprising Lend Lease team members, a Barangaroo Delivery Authority representative and Ivan Harbour from Barangaroo South master planners Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners selected Collins and Turner over the 14 other entrants due to its “artistic design” and “well-researched, well organised and flexible approach”.

Barangaroo is a $6 billion urban transformation of the western edge of Sydney’s central business district by Lend Lease. Barangaroo South is the southern 7.5 hectares of the site which will have a mix of uses, including commercial, residential, retail and dining along with a new landmark hotel.

On completion it will be home to around 1,200 residents, 23,000 office workers and more than 2.9 hectares of public space. There will be cafés, bars, eateries, fresh food and market produce, boutique cuisine, convenience stores and premium restaurants.

“We are thrilled to now be part of such a transformational project as Barangaroo South,” Huw Turner said after the win.

The design of the building will be submitted to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority for approval prior to being submitted to the NSW Department of Planning as part of the statutory planning process. R1 competition image June 2013