Jacaranda Square, NSW
Jacaranda Square by ASPECT Studios

Quick Facts

Location:

Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Owner:

Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Builder:

Kane Constructions

Landscape Design:

ASPECT Studios in collaboration with McGregor Westlake Architects and Deuce Design

Paving Contractor:

Sam the Paving Man

Photographer:

Simon Wood Photography

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Jacaranda Square is part of the redevelopment of Sydney Olympic Park from a large-scale event space to an everyday role which includes plans for a residential and working population of 30,000.

Jacaranda Square, NSW
Jacaranda Square, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

The square is located opposite the Park’s spectacular train station entrance. Turf covers about 60 percent of the Square, the balance being hard paved in a range of Austral Bricks™ Bowral® dry-pressed bricks, as well as recycled bricks (acknowledging the neighbouring site’s history as a brickworks).

Jacaranda Square, NSW
Jacaranda Square - Bowral 50 Bricks
Jacaranda Square, NSW
Jacaranda Square - Bowral 50 Bricks

Bowral50™ Blue 50 mm bricks are laid as paving highlights to accentuate the set-out and create “rays” stemming from the original point. The strongly-directional stretcher bond brings to mind the lanes of an athletics track.

A low, freestanding brick wall faced in a blend of green, fully-glazed bricks and Bowral Gertrudis Brown clay bricks provides casual seating and envelops the square. The balance of colours progressively shifts as the walling moves away from the station entrance.

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