the goods line: first phase of sydney's linear park opens to the public the goods line: first phase of sydney's linear park opens to the public
sep 01, 2015

the goods line: first phase of sydney's linear park opens to the public

the goods line: first phase of sydney’s linear park opens to the public
photography courtesy of the sydney harbour foreshore authority

 

 

 

in central sydney, the first phase of a linear park named ‘the goods line’ has opened to the public. designed by ASPECT Studios with collaborating architects CHROFI, the urban renewal project opens up a new pedestrian and cycle network from the city’s railway square and ultimo neighborhood to darling harbour.

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the scheme takes pedestrians past some of sydney’s eye-catching new landmarks

 

 

 

the green corridor, which occupies a former freight rail route, features a series of integrated platforms that can be used for a variety of recreational activities and events. the route takes pedestrians past some of sydney’s most eye-catching new landmarks, including frank gehry’s brick-clad university building.

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frank gehry’s brick-clad university building forms a focal point of the route

 

 

 

‘the revitalization is expressed via a singular move’, explain architects CHROFI. the laying of a new datum, a precast concrete ‘figure’, onto the existing railway corridor, articulating the site’s history and concurrently telling the story of today. these precast concrete panels form the paving, edges, steps, benches and seating as an integrated prefabricated piece. they are a re-tooling of an industrial element to a social purpose using digital fabrication process.’

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the urban renewal project opens up a new pedestrian and cycle network

 

 

 

commissioned by the sydney harbour foreshore authority, the opening is the first phase of the project’s development, which will also include the redesign of an adjacent plot named ‘the goods line south’. once complete, the both sections will total approximately 500 meters in length.

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the corridor occupies a former freight rail route

the goods line sydney linear park aspect studios chrofi designboom
a series of areas can be used for a variety of recreational activities

 

 


video courtesy of the sydney harbour foreshore authority

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site plan indicating the route of the public park 

  • this looks great on a sunny day in Sydney but what about when The state government demolish the Powerhouse Museum. Unfortunately the goods line green corridor will be shadowed by yet another high rise Meriton style development. Might need to change the name to Windy Passage…

    Andrew says:
  • Nice idea the walk way looks a little ‘hard’ in the pictures compared to say the highline. In Australian conditions big shady trees or other shade devices are needed for the longterm amenity of pedestrian walkways. Not sure if large trees are possible here but they would soften the otherwise hard surfaces of the walkway.

    Dando says:

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