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2018 Australian Urban Design Awards: Winner of Built Projects – Local and Neighbourhood Scale

Former South Sydney Hospital Site – Stage 1 by City of Sydney with Peter Stutchbury Architecture, Design5, JMD, Sprout, CAB, Fox Johnston, Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and CHROFI

Jury citation:

The former South Sydney Hospital site has transformed a once closed and impenetrable derelict area into a vibrant space that is open and accessible. The integration of carefully curated “installations” with a collection of heritage buildings gives the community a platform for enjoying new activities and celebrating the history of inner-city Sydney.

The site provides much-needed open space for local residents and accessible connections to the surrounding town centre for visitors passing through. It also underlines the importance of sustainability through passive solar design, battery-supported solar photovoltaics, rainwater capture and re-use, and the use of locally sourced materials. The result is a twenty-first-century cultural and community campus that represents the very best of adaptive re-use and modern placemaking.

Location: Green Square (NSW)


Heritage architect
Landscape architect
Sprout Landscape Architecture
Landscape architect
CAB Consulting
Landscape architect
Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Landscape architect
JMD Design
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Peter Stutchbury Architecture
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Fox Johnston
Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Photography Michael Nicholson
Site details
Site type Urban
Category Commercial / public buildings, Landscape / urban design
Type Adaptive re-use, Community, Heritage, Public / civic
Project Details
Status Built
Client City of Sydney
Website City of Sydney



Published online: 26 Oct 2018
Words: LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk
Images: Michael Nichols


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018

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