20 Mar 24

Concept designs released for Pyrmont over-station development

Concept designs have been revealed for a 31-storey mixed-use tower above Sydney’s Pyrmont Metro Station as the latest over-station development proposed by Sydney Metro.

The proposed design comprises a tower-over-podium typology, integrated with Pyrmont Station for a cohesive precinct development.

Woods Bagot Principal and project leader John Prentice says the project is a great opportunity to connect the rich heritage of Pyrmont peninsula through Sydney Metro, and  to provide a memorable place with multiple uses in a pedestrian-friendly urban environment.

“The new precinct is grounded in people-prioritised spaces, creating a new cultural and community destination through integrated public realm and equitable architectural design,” says Prentice.

The triangular site borders Union Street, Edward Street, and Pyrmont Bridge Road and will be visible from the Darling Harbour pedestrian bridge, acting as a gateway to Pyrmont.

The podium features an active frontage set back from the street for an improved streetscape. Sydney Metro will create building through-links to improve site permeability in a design that will integrate with Pyrmont’s local heritage and character.  

“Drawing from the rich local fabric, the podium design responds by referencing the surrounding heritage buildings in both fine grain architectural expression and materiality,” says Prentice.

The podium will accommodate commercial and retail tenancies across five levels, while the tower will be predominantly residential. Using materiality that blends in with the surrounding heritage fabric, the building will be sympathetic to its local context. The tower massing has been broken into two formations – an L-shaped form and a triangular core – to maximise views and solar access. 

The new Pyrmont Station will greatly enhance plans to revitalise the inner-city precinct by attracting jobs, investment and economic growth. The development forms part of a wider vision for an activated harbourside precinct

Once completed, the development will enable a new level of connectivity to the Pyrmont Peninsula and prioritise pedestrian movement through vibrant street frontages and open public spaces. 

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