Inhabit consulting on key Sydney projects

Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia, is the city’s main ferry terminus, with ferries leaving every few minutes to criss-cross the famous Sydney Harbour. Sydney Place precinct, adjacent to the ferry hub, is currently undergoing a transformation with the construction by Lendlease of the Foster + Partners-designed Salesforce Tower, the Jackson on George pub and entertainment venue and the Sydney Place Plaza building.

Inhabit’s Sydney team is providing consulting on all three key projects.

The new public square and plaza building in Sydney Place have been designed by British architect Sir David Adjaye in partnership with Architectus and Australian First Nations artist Daniel Boyd. The square will be covered with a giant perforated-steel canopy with multiple circular openings which will filter dappled light onto the plaza, evoking an Aboriginal dot painting. Pictured left, workers add secondary framing to the steel trusses that will support the perforated metal canopy.

Matthew Davidson, Regional Manager New South Wales comments:

“We’ve been design consultant from concept through to now. The building is being developed for the City of Sydney and the structural trusses in the canopy are designed by Arup. The canopy cladding (artwork panels) is being designed by Inhabit, Onsite Group and Jabin Group. It is great to be involved with this First Nations artwork in the centre of the city.”

The Gadigal people of the Eora Nation are the Traditional Custodians of the Country where this project is being built.