City of Sydney Street Furniture | Grimshaw and City of Sydney

City of Sydney Street Furniture | Grimshaw and City of Sydney | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

City of Sydney Street Furniture | Grimshaw and City of Sydney

Traditional Land Owners
Gadigal
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Public Architecture
Urban Design
Builder
Radius
Photographer
Peter Bennetts
Tim Robinson
Project summary

More than 300 new architect-designed bus shelters revitalise the streets of Sydney as part of the City of Sydney Street furniture upgrade.

The new public infrastructure, designed by Grimshaw architects, improves the urban experience by offering more protection, increased accessibility, and a high-level of comfort to commuters.

The modular design of the bus shelters maximises footpath access and increases shelter for Sydney residents and visitors to the city. A distinct feature is the thermal glass roofs that reduce sun exposure in Sydney’s warm climate, improving the overall transit experience.

The bus shelters form part of a distinctive and elegant street furniture ensemble, all designed by Grimshaw architects, that gives service and amenity to Sydney’s urban and public realm, contributing to a vision of Sydney that is more inviting and inclusive for all.

2023
New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Urban Design
Shortlist – Public Architecture
Shortlist – Urban Design
New South Wales Jury Presentation

The new bus shelters contribute to the city’s strategic vision of creating a city that is more welcoming and inclusive for all. A quality public transport network is critical to reduce reliance on private motor vehicles so these bus shelters with enhancements to accessibility and passenger comfort for people waiting at transport stops contribute to the invitation to use public transport to access the city for work , services and play.

The shelter also forms part of a distinct and elegant ensemble of street furniture and public domain design that adds to legibility and identity of the City.

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City of Sydney Street Furniture | Grimshaw and City of Sydney | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

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