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Walsh Bay Urban Design

The water and land based buildings and vacant sites at Walsh Bay on Sydney Harbour offer residential apartments and an 850-seat drama theatre as well as commercial and retail space. The redevelopment of the Walsh Bay precinct combines restoration of historic structures, adaptive reuse and new construction and reinvigorated this important but disused, waterfront area.

The masterplanning of this precinct managed the insertion of new development in an historic area restricted by a permanent conservation order. In addition, the masterplan resolved the conflict between pedestrian and vehicular movement in a commercially sensible manner.

Pier 6/7 Apartments from Promenade Cafe
Pier 6/7
Pier 6/7 and Shore Apartments


Gadigal Country, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW, Australia


HPA Architects in association with PTW Architects


Walsh Bay Partnership (a Mirvac / Transfield joint venture)


2005 Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Award

2005 RAIA Lloyd Rees Award for Civic Design - Walsh Bay Redevelopment

2004 Australia Award for Urban Design - Heritage Waterfront Award

2002 Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) Excellence in Planning - Urban Design - Plans and Ideas