Danish firm to design world’s largest fish market in Sydney

Danish architect 3XN has won a contract for Sydney Fish Market, which is due to become the largest in the world when completed.

The current market will be relocated from Pyrmont to an adjacent wharf in Blackwattle Bay in Sydney Harbour. Described by 3XN as a "world-class foodie destination", the 3.6ha project will integrate the traditional market with restaurants, cafes, bars, and food stalls.

An amphitheatre will contain staircases that mirror the surrounding landscape and lead from public plazas to the market.

3XN says it will use a modular framework on the project, allowing "spaces and places to overlap, change shape and form, to create new and diverse zones for different operations under the one roof".

Modules can be used individually or grouped in clusters, allowing spaces to grow and shrink as required.

Bryan Skepper, Sydney Fish Market general manager, said: "Sydney Fish Market is a beloved institution among Sydneysiders, Australians, and international visitors.

"Therefore, it was integral to select a design team that will modernize and improve the site while recognising its long-standing heritage and retain the authentic experience that attracts customers and visitors."

Sydney Fish Market is due to open in 2023.

Images courtesy of 3XN

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