City of Parramatta Council has unveiled a 3D flythrough animation that gives a never-before-seen glimpse into what the City is expected to look like when a number of award-winning architectural projects are completed.
The animation brings to life 30 projects that have won Design Excellence competitions over the past four years, with a combined value of $5.5 billion. The City of Parramatta has undertaken more Design Excellence competitions than any other NSW council.
“At the core of any great city is quality design and planning. This leads to the construction of first-rate commercial and residential buildings, and infrastructure that meets the needs of current and future populations,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.
“The flythrough animation provides a remarkable glimpse into the future of Parramatta, showcasing exceptional architecture that will undoubtedly help cement Parramatta as a world-class City. It’s exciting to see the future coming to life right before our eyes.”
Design Excellence competitions use a range of requirements to ensure the highest standard of architectural, urban and landscape design is delivered and that the design contributes to the natural, cultural, visual and built character values of the City.
Through the development of the 3D flythrough, the City of Parramatta is recognising the work of architects, designers, developers and specialists, both local and international.
“Our Design Excellence competitions attract some of the world’s most inspiring designers and promote more innovative and higher performing buildings and public spaces,” Cr Dwyer said.
Peter Poulet, the Central City District Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission, said great design was essential to creating a vibrant urban environment.
“It’s not just about the buildings. It’s about the squares, the green spaces, and the streets, that makes a place great to live, work and play – and Parramatta is delivering on that,” Mr Poulet said.
“Quality design is high on the agenda for both the City of Parramatta Council and Greater Sydney Commission, because we want to make sure the community is well-served now and into the future.”
The animation showcases 30 new buildings that are at different stages in the development cycle – those that have already been built, those that are under construction, those that have been approved for construction and those in the assessment phase.
Projects featured include Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta Square, Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre, the Civic Link, and Arthur Phillip High School – the state’s first high-rise public high school.