Our project to remake Prince Alfred Park and Pool has been recognised with another award. The $9 million remake received an Australian Good Design Award for outstanding architecture.
The City of Sydney worked with Neeson Murcutt Architects and landscape architect Sue Barnsley Design on the project - the most significant improvement to the park in more than 50 years.
The stunning results have already been recognised with seven awards and commendations, including the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects' NSW Medal for Landscape Architecture and Sydney Design Awards' Award in Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design. Our work to revive this public open space in the heart of the city was also recognised with a Highly Commended award at the 2013 World Architecture Festival in the Landscape
We have created a beautiful new heated outdoor swimming pool and cafe, five competition-quality tennis courts, two basketball courts, a gym circuit and children's play equipment.
There are barbeques and seating, new lighting, hundreds of new trees and native meadows to encourage local biodiversity. And the Coronation Centre has been turned into a multi-purpose space for the community.
The park and pool use energy-efficient lighting and an underground stormwater reuse system supplies 95 per cent of the park's water needs.
The much-loved park, pool and Coronation Centre are a great example of our strong commitment to excellent design for our public spaces and buildings.