Garden Island planned for Sydney Harbour revamp

Australian architect LAVA has drawn up a plan to turn a previously inaccessible part of Sydney Harbour into a cultural, leisure and community destination.

The area, called Garden Island, is presently used as a dry dock by the Australian Navy, however it will be moving out in the future. Local non-profit company, Urban TaskForce, commissioned LAVA to explore how the area could evolve when that happens.

Among the uses for the headland, LAVA has proposed housing, floating markets, harbour baths, theatre performances and boat shows.

According to LAVA, the project would mark a departure from the traditional apartment box model. Instead it would look to design "airy tower landscape, with roof terraces, balconies, swimming pools and community facilities".

LAVA says: "The creation of a city precinct on the waterfront would return Garden Island to a garden, with green technology and naturally cooling buildings."

Images courtesy of LAVA

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