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Four Teams Go Head to Head for Griffith Park Design

A vision to create an inspiring, tranquil park blending in with a leafy promenade and surrounding area to form the Griffith Park Precinct, is a challenge not to be taken lightly.

Four teams of architects and landscape architects have been shortlisted to design and revitalise the community space in Bankstown’s CBD, in City of Canterbury Bankstown’s first-ever architectural design competition.

The Griffith Park Precinct Design competition will challenge the four teams to come up with innovative plans and proposals to maximise the potential of Griffith Park – presenting an optimistic vision and a “talking point” destination in the heart of Bankstown.

A multipurpose community centre will be at the forefront of the plans, along with a place specific identity, accessibility and safety, sustainability and the interests and needs of the community.

Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said he was excited to see how the design proposals will enhance Griffith Park.

“When we spoke to our community in 2020, they loved the open green space, but wanted a stronger link to community needs, and to connect better with the surrounding businesses – we’re looking for a design solution that includes all those things,” Mayor El-Hayek said.

“We want to see innovative designs that make the most of the area and also celebrate our identity and character.”

The candidates that were shortlisted out of more than a hundred expressions of interest from across Australia are:

  • Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and TCL;
  • ARM Architecture and JMD Design;
  • Sibling Architecture and ASPECT Studios; and
  • Collins and Turner and Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture.

The four teams were selected by a jury of leading industry experts who will also judge their designs. Their designs will go before the jury and on public exhibition later this year.

A final design is expected to be announced in early 2024.

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