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Barangaroo Reserve wins Banksia Award for Sustainability in Design

16 Nov 2014

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is pleased to announce that Barangaroo Reserve has been awarded the 2015 Banksia Sustainability in Design, Build Award – Buildings, Landscapes and Infrastructure Projects.

Barangaroo Reserve is Sydney’s new six-hectare harbour foreshore park that will be a lasting legacy of urban renewal for future generations.

The Banksia Foundation’s Sustainability in Design, Build Award – Buildings, Landscapes and Infrastructure Projects recognises leadership and innovation by integrating sustainable principles and practices in the design, construction and retrofitting of building and infrastructure projects.

Barangaroo Reserve was selected from a shortlist of four finalists in the Sustainability in Design, Build Award category at the Banksia Australian National Awards.

Barangaroo Delivery Authority Chief Executive Officer, Craig van der Laan, said the Banksia Award was a significant recognition of the innovative design principles and practices used to create this landmark addition to Sydney’s public domain.

“Barangaroo Reserve is a spectacular new place for Sydney and this award celebrates years of dedication and hard work by many people. I am delighted that Barangaroo Reserve is receiving such a prestigious award that recognises innovation and sustainable solutions.”

Lendlease’s submission to the Banksia Foundation Awards stated: “The challenge of recreating a naturalistic headland has rarely been attempted anywhere else in the world, let alone in a city the size of Sydney and on the world’s best known harbour.
“From the outset, Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA) and Lendlease committed to providing a development that would be a world leader in sustainability. The design includes the utilisation of innovation solutions which produce zero carbon, zero waste, sustainable transport and materials and the minimisation of potable water.

“A major facet of meeting these requirements included the reuse of 98 per cent of material excavated on site, the reuse of rainwater and seepage/stormwater for irrigation, the planting of more than 75,000 plants native to Sydney in specially manufactured soil and the incorporation of State significant heritage elements into the final design.

“Lendlease’s project team also applied a socially responsible attitude to the environment during the four year construction period, with monitoring of dust, air quality and asbestos, as well as turbidity control in place throughout the entire project,” the submission stated.

Barangaroo Reserve was recently recognised as the winner of the World Architecture News (WAN) Waterfront 2015 Award for its connection between urban development and water, not only on an aesthetic level but on a functional level.

Earlier this year Barangaroo Reserve was also recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), with the team of Peter Walker and Partners, Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW), Stuart Pittendrigh, Ron Powell and Tract consultants winning the prestigious AILA NSW President’s Choice in Landscape Award.

About the Banksia Awards
The Banksia Foundation is works with industry and community to create an array of platforms to focus attention on the recognition of excellence in sustainability.

The Banksia Sustainability Awards are regarded as the most prestigious and longest running
environmental awards in Australia. The 2015 Banksia Sustainability Awards comprise 17 Awards rewarding individuals, community, business and government for their innovation, achievement and commitment to sustainability.

For further information go to www.banksiafdn.com