ERA is a multi-use development complex which is situated around and, on top of the existing Railway Enclosure Structure (RES) in the bustling Sydney suburb of Chatswood.
Providing public spaces over car parks and rail way structures is not common in Australia, making this project an example of integrating landscape and infrastructure to create a meaningful public space.
The site is set among a number of tall office and residential buildings which create contrasting solar conditions throughout the day and year. The unusual site conditions have created the opportunity for a multi-level and landscape that will demonstrate best practice in the provision of social spaces and environmental sustainability.
The project will provide a much needed park destination in the dense urban fabric of Chatswood for the benefit of local workers and residents.
Concept design, development application, tender and construction documentation, construction administration
7 Railway Street Chatswood, Sydney, NSW, Australia
ASPECT Studios, Mirvac
Photography: Simon Wood