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UN Studio, SOM and BIG on Barangaroo masterplan shortlist

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The five-strong shortlist of design teams competing to masterplan Sydney’s Barangaroo district has been revealed

As well as Danish stars BIG the final five includes UN Studio, Woods Bagot, SOM and Diller Scofidio Renfro with Sasaki Associates.

The Barangaroo Central scheme is expected to include a range of cultural, civic, mixed use, commercial, residential, and retail uses.

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority-backed project is part of Lend Lease’s and Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners’ wider masterplan for the waterfront area’s regeneration.

Barangaroo Delivery Authority chief executive John Tabart said: ‘The desire for a world class master planning team for Barangaroo Central, is one step closer, with five teams shortlisted to the next stage of the selection and evaluation process.

He added: We received a range of extremely high calibre submissions from renowned international firms, supported by Australian involvement, reinforcing the global interest in Barangaroo.’

A winner is expected to be named in December.

The full shortlist

  • BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group (Danish firm with office in New York) and Hassell (Aust representation)
  • Woods Bagot (Aust representation), Scape NYC (USA)
  • UN Studio (Dutch), LAB architecture studio (Aust), NH Architecture (Aust), Imelk (USA)
  • Sasaki Associates (USA), Diller Scofidio Renfro (USA); Jackson Teece (Aust)
  • SOM - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP  (USA) + Andersen Hunter Horne (Aust)


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