Architects Henning Larsen wins Sydney Design Competition

The Henning Larsen winning design for this urban park-centred development, which provides additional parkland and recreational space for the city of Sydney, has been selected by GPT Group and AMP Capital as the winning concept for their $650 million, 73,000m2 office and retail redevelopment of the Sydney's Cockle Bay Wharf.

Situated at the western edge of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD), occupying a significant waterfront location overlooking Darling Harbour, the new tall building will be an elegant addition to the Sydney skyline.  

The Henning Larsen design realises the original city vision for the site, connecting the Harbour with its workers, residents and visitors. The development will be a new vibrant mixed-use waterfront neighbourhood destination for Sydney providing a choice of experiences.

Steensen Varming’s Copenhagen and Sydney studios worked together to provide building services solutions to assist Henning Larsen in the creating the winning competition design for this new iconic landmark building for Sydney. The last time Steensen Varming successfully collaborated with a Danish Architect on an Australian Design Competition was for the Sydney Opera House. The high-quality integrated engineered solutions proposed for this development, facilitates energy efficiency, flexibility and sustainability which will contribute to the wellbeing of worker, visitor and the general public in a positive manner.

  • Architecture: Henning Larsen
  • Landscape Architect: McGregor Coxall
  • Retail: Geoffreything Studio
  • Structural + Civil Engineering: Enstruct
  • Fa├žade: Henning Larsen and Thornton Tomasetti
  • Sustainability: Henning Larsen and Steensen Varming
  • Mechanical Services: Steensen Varming
  • Lighting: Steensen Varming
  • Electrical: Steensen Varming
  • Fire and Hydraulics: Warren Smith and Partners
  • Fire Engineering: RED
  • Vertical Transportation: Steensen Varming

Image Credit: Henning Larsen