New South Wales
“a flow that carries and continues, foundations that record and remember; a place which brings all together” Lucy Simpson
The Parry Park Pavilions are part of an ongoing exploration of how architects can practise ethically through design. Parry Park, like many sites in Western Sydney, was a place of early colonial invasion of Dhurug Country. Today, the place is a contaminated floodplain, so honouring and repairing Country through collecting and restoring water became a focus for the project. The pavilion’s oversized gutters, detached downpipes, bespoke wash basin and blue glazed bricks celebrate the important role water plays in repairing Country. Sitting opposite each other, the pavilions are illuminated at night, the glowing polycarbonate facade offering a way through the park. Yuwaalaraay woman and artist Lucy Simpson’s water sculpture, Rise, sits between the pavilions, where the erosion of the artwork’s stone and concrete continues the story on Country.