CHROFI was invited by the City of Sydney to brainstorm possibilities for a new public square in the Sydney CBD. As part of a short program to speculate on the future of central Sydney, the square was to sit in front of Sydney Town Hall.
Our concept to define this space proposes a new cultural building opposite the town hall. The resulting square between the two buildings breaks up the linear character of George Street and provides a place to pause or an intermission in the journey between Circular Quay and Central Station. Town Hall Square would act as a platform for informal events sparked by the the programs contained within the two public buildings.
The material treatment of the ground plane defines the space and acts as a conduit connecting the two public institutions. Additionally the new ground plane tilts and shifts to interact with the public, creating opportunities for circulation, seating, viewing, theatre and informal activity.