Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership’s Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project has received the prestigious Best in Class in the Architectural Design and Urban Design category and the 202020 Vision Green Design Award at the 2018 Good Design Awards.
The winners were announced at the Sydney Opera House on 17 May at the 60th Annual Good Design Awards ceremony.
Founded on the principle that design has the power to change and enhance people’s lives, the Good Design Awards are recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program.
In partnership with the City of Sydney, Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership led a multidisciplinary team of water engineering, public art, ecology, lighting, and other specialists on the landmark $11 million Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project.
The project demonstrates excellence in design through an integrated response that delivers a unique and dynamic city parkland, integrating landfill remediation, recreation, enhanced biodiversity, civil infrastructure, with new urban water re-use systems. The project:
- Is the City of Sydney’s largest stormwater harvesting and re-use facility
- Harvests 850 million litres of stormwater annually
- Is designed to reduce City of Sydney’s potable water demand by 10% before 2030
- Revitalises 40 hectares of former landfill site into wetlands, playgrounds, wildlife habitat, and recreational areas.
“An inspiring project that lifts the spirits and shows the way forward environmentally. This project exemplifies the true integration of public art, engineering, water treatment, public wayfinding and recreation. This treasured green open space represents a significant asset to the south Sydney community at a time when green space is under threat from a revival of major road infrastructure in established communities” – Good Design Awards 2018 jury.