- Sydney Park: an environmental water park
City of Sydney has been taking steps for some time to sustainably protect one of our most precious natural resources - water - with the City of Sydney's Decentralised Water Master Plan (2012-2030) that focuses on reducing the city's potable water demand by 10% before 2030.
So, the Council of the City of Sydney were quick to take up a unique opportunity to create a place in the city that responds to a number of requirements. First up, water management by effectively harvesting urban waste water, treating it for reuse and reducing potable water demand as a result, at the same time creating a new green spot in the city, an open space for the community to enjoy thanks to the input and work of landscape architects, designers and artists. City of Sydney engaged a design team led by landscape architects Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership to bring together a multidisciplinary collaboration weaving together work by water experts Alluvium, artists Turpin + Crawford Studio, ecologists Dragonfly Environmental, engineers Partridge and the City's own landscape architects to come up with an integrated response: Sydney Park.
The project consists of wetlands that capture and clean water naturally, and at the same time tell the whole story of water - from the tides to the new habitats created to host an incredible amount of flora and fauna. All of which is open to the community, which reaps the dual benefits of this landscaping operation, with a 44-hectare park taking over from its industrial and landfill past.
The Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project has won the AAP American Architecture Prize 2016.
City of Sydney http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/
Turf Design Studio http://turfdesign.com/
Environmental Partnership http://www.epnsw.com.au/
Dragonfly Environmental http://www.dfe.net.au/
Turpin + Crawford Studio http://www.turpincrawford.com/
Luogo: Sydney, Australia
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