Reshaping Sydney by Design: Few Know about the Mandatory Competitions, but We All See the Results

Robert Freestone, Gethin Davison, Richard HU

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Abstract

The conventional approach to commercial city building is for private developers to enlist their preferred architect for a design that satisfies planning and building regulations. For major projects, the architect would likely have had a previous association and a good track record in matching their client’s commercial priorities to what the approval authority demands in terms of uses, floor space, height, design features and respect for surroundings.

Over the past two decades, though, and largely unknown to the public, Sydney has adopted a mandatory competitive design process for the projects that have transformed the city skyline.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019

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