Pirrama Park

Pirrama Park is a multi-award-winning, master planned, waterfront public space on Sydney Harbour. It offers richly calibrated experiences to engage with the water’s edge.

ASPECT Studios led the team in the design of this 1.8 ha park, a transformation of a previous industrial site. The park is an outcome of direct community action which saved the site from residential development.

Pirrama Park is the winner of multiple awards including the highest awards from the Australian Institute of Architects in Urban Design – ‘The Walter Burley Griffin Award’, and ‘The Medal’ from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

City of Sydney Council
Master planning, concept design, design development, documentation
Former Water Police Site, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW, Australia
ASPECT Studios, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, CAB Consulting
$26 million


2016 Green Flag Award

2012 AILA National Awards – Design

2010 AILA NSW Awards – ‘The Medal’ 

2010 AIA National Awards – Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design

2010 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards – Public Playspaces, District Parks

2010 AILA National Awards – Planning

2010 MBA Award for ‘Excellence in Construction’ for Public Buildings & Best Use of Concrete

2010 AIA Architecture Award for Urban Design

2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards – Winner Best Overall Project

2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards – Winner of Precincts

2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards – State Winner NSW

2009 Parks & Leisure Australia NSW Awards of Excellence (Winner of Play Space)

2007 AILA NSW Awards – Excellence Award for Planning

2006 Park and Leisure Australia Awards – Innovation in Community Engagement (Highly Commended)


Photographers: Images 1-8 by Florian Groehn & images 9-14 by Adrian Boddy