North Eveleigh Workshops, Sydney
North Eveleigh Workshops
Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Following a competition win for the design concept of a vibrant, mixed use community proposal, Bates Smart was appointed to develop a series of masterplan development proposals and preferred concept plan—all within the existing context and heritage of the industrial buildings. The proposal exhibits its own distinct identity which celebrates the site’s industrial heritage and reconnects the site to its surroundings.
The concept plan extends the neighbouring street pattern across the site, terminating in a series of public spaces. These pocket parks are linked by a pedestrian promenade activated by cultural facilities linking the spaces and heritage buildings. Building typologies have been developed to create flexible commercially viable types that evolve from the heritage building typology. The proposals incorporate a landmark building and public park to the eastern section of the site, adjacent to a proposed bridge link connection to Redfern station.
Bates Smart worked closely with Turf Design and the Institute for Sustainable Futures to provide a cohesive approach between architecture and landscape to rejuvenate the industrial heritage of this site.
Redfern Waterloo Authority