Sydney Olympic Park NSW
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
ASPECT Studios in collaboration with McGregor Westlake Architects and Deuce Design
NEW ROLE FOR GAMES VENUE
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.
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).
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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