Design excellence

Barangaroo, Sydney is home to some of Australia and the world’s leading modern architecture. Find out more about our precinct’s master planning and forward thinking design

Design Excellence is a critical foundation in developing sustainable and exemplary architectural design in Barangaroo.

From Barangaroo Reserve to its reinvigorated financial district, Barangaroo integrates a mix of master planning and functional, durable and beautiful forward-thinking design.

Master planning

The original 2005 concept plan for Barangaroo – produced by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects (Australia), Paul Berkemeier Architects (Australia) and Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture (Australia) – informed precinct-specific master plans from: 

  • Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners (Barangaroo South)
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Central Barangaroo)
  • Peter Walker, FASLA, of PWP Landscape Architecture, in association with the Australian design practice Johnson Pilton Walker (Barangaroo Reserve).


Barangaroo attracts submissions from architects and designers from Australia and around the world, illustrating its position as a globally recognised yet locally focused destination. The architecture is a masterclass in collaborative, sustainable, carbon-neutral design that considers people and place within a clear master plan. 

Barangaroo features some of the leading built form in Australia today:  

Alexander Building PTW
Anadara Building FJMT
Barangaroo Ferry Wharf COX Architecture
Barangaroo House  Collins and Turner
Barangaroo Reserve Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture (PWP)
Barangaroo South Public Domain 1A Aspect Oculus
Barangaroo South Public Domain 1B Grant Associates 
Building R7 Durbach Block Jaggers 
Crown Sydney WilkinsonEyre
Cutaway (fitout) FJC Studio
Daramu House Tzannes 
Harbour Park AKIN (Yerrabingin, Architectus, Jacob Nash Studio, Studio Chris Fox, Flying Fish Blue and Arup)
Hickson Park Amenities Building Nobbs Radford
International House Tzannes 
International Towers Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners 
One Sydney Harbour Renzo Piano Building Workshop 
Pier Pavilion Besley + Spresser

Design excellence advisory panel

Barangaroo’s Design Excellence Advisory Panel works with Infrastructure NSW to carefully manage projects and ensure the continued commitment to design excellence. Panel members are: