Four groups of architects and landscape architects have been chosen to move forward in the City of Canterbury Bankstown’s first-ever architectural design competition to reimagine the Griffith Park Precinct in the western-Sydney suburb of Bankstown.
The competition calls upon architects and landscape architects to imagine a precinct with a “place-based identity that celebrates the unique and diverse character of the city, with an accessible, safe and sustainable design that suits the needs and interests of the community.”
Encompassing the existing Griffith Park, a playground, the Bankstown Arts Centre, and a bowls club, the competition calls for designs for a novel community centre, the adjacent landscape, and the public domain.
The shortlisted teams include:
- ARM Architecture, JMD Design and WSP
- Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, TCL and WSP
- Sibling Architecture and ASPECT Studios
- Collins and Turner, Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and WSP
The four selected competitor teams will now prepare design responses due 16 November 2023. The winning team will be announced in March 2024 and awarded the contract to deliver design services for the project.
The Jury comprises of:
- Andy Sharp – Director Planning CBCity
- Annabel Lahz – Director at Lahznimmo Architects
- Laura Harding – Director, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects
- Oi Choong – Consultant Landscape Architect
- Simeon King - Director Turf Design Studio
“ARM Architecture, JMD Design and WSP are proud to collaborate and compete in the Griffith Park Precinct design competition. We design places of all scales, from sandpits to suburbs, and together we look forward to reimagining this important place for the people of Bankstown.”