Barangaroo is being built on a vision that embodies all of
Sydney's unique harbour city character - the perfect place to work
hard, do business or simply relax and enjoy the view.
This is the brilliance of Sydney - an international city that
retains enough of its laid back character to genuinely enjoy the
fruits of all that hard work. And that is the brilliant work life
balance of Barangaroo.
State of the art sustainable office buildings represent the
architecture of the future. Yet they are built within a harbourside
precinct that takes its workers back in time, down to the sparkling
harbour waters and the unique Australian native bushland of the new
Headland Park. A stretch of lush harbour headland inspired by the
original foreshore that existed two centuries ago when modern
Sydney was born.
It will be a truly remarkable place. One minute you could be
chairing an international video conference call with millions of
dollars riding on the outcome. The next you can step out under a
perfect blue Sydney sky and sit by the water under the
all-embracing shade of a native 'angophora' tree.
The vision of Barangaroo is to bring all parts of Sydney
together: east, west, north and south. With a new ferry terminal
and green transport plan linking the city's west to the CBD's
western foreshore. Underlining the unique opportunity presented by
building the most important development in an established major
city that still has a bright future ahead of it.
The Barangaroo vision is also one of inbuilt sustainability to
eliminate waste, preserve precious water supplies and dramatically
cut power requirements and consequently running costs.
So much so that the 'greenest' buildings in the Sydney CBD will
be capable of generating renewable energy beyond their own needs -
so Barangaroo will, literally, help power Sydney's future.
Creating a greener, more liveable, more cost efficient and more
sustainable working environment, is just part of the Barangaroo
vision. This will be more than just a great place to locate a
company or come to work. It will bring new retail, restaurants,
apartments and public spaces. So Barangaroo will be a brilliant
place for every Sydneysider and visitor to this magnificent harbour
Barangaroo will turn the western city foreshore into the only
place in the CBD where people can connect with and touch the
harbour waters. Rock pools and native sandstone will form the
rejuvenated foreshore; two new harbour coves will reclaim 2.7
hectares of harbour lost to previous development. Helping make what
is already a great city to live in and even better place to work,
relax and play.
In short, the Barangaroo vision is to take this 'one in 200
years opportunity' and create an even more brilliant Sydney.