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Couldn't agree more. There needs to be an underpass to the emerald city site - this could have been done when they took forever to build the first one under botany road to the infinity project, but they didn't for some reason. Seems like in the long run they'll have to build a further underpass going across that way, so they may as well start now, you would think. Every development in this area seems to take many many years to do so I wouldn't expect it to happen any time soon
This makes no sense. They weren't building the underpass under Botany as the tunnel under Botany opened with the station. It was only closed so it could be connected into Infinity. They also refurbished the existing tunnel at the time.

How are they going to build an underpass without there being construction on the Emerald City side of Bourke? Also the building on the corner isn't part of Emerald City and would probably be needed for an underpass given the topography of Bourke. Plus there is also the fact a building will one day be constructed above the station once Wyndham has been realigned.

Still, and underpass would be a good idea but actually building it will be complicated.
 

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I see today they're digging up the western side of Joynton Ave to put in giant drainage pipes. Why would you raise the western side, finish it and then go back and dig it up again?
 

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...and then leave the new road & pavement scarred instead of restoring it.
It's definitely a tradition.
 

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......while we’re at it, can someone tell me who is responsible for replacing the bluestone paving on SCC footpaths when they are regularly dug up and filled in with bitumen. They never seem to get restored to the original condition.....
 

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In NSW the infrastructure authorities, Ausgrid, Telstra, Sydney Water, etc., are not obliged to re-instate paving and public surfaces, etc., so, in the spirit of good community, they don't. When fronted they blame 'someone else', and never take responsibility.
The state government over the decades is as much responsible for not making it mandatory to re-instate conditions to the state they were after work is completed.
Co-ordination is a concept foreign to all involved but it does seem almost malicious that as soon as new paving in lain, one or more 'authorities' send in the workers to do a job and unfortunately the workers don't give sh_t and almost take pride in mucking things up.
The couple of times I've been silly enough to ask why they don't restore the paving and such, I got a very aggressive, spoiled brat reaction.
A sad indictment of how these entities work.
 

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I'm finding it increasingly hard to get on board with Mr candalepas. He truly is beating to the tune of his own drum.
“A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
 

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ALEXANDRIA

HUNTLEY STREET RECREATION CENTRE


Collins and Turner Architects design new sports centre for Alexandria

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Collins and Turner Architects design new sports centre for Alexandria
Edited by Branko Miletic

The City of Sydney is undertaking a warehouse conversion by transforming an industrial building into a beautifully designed public recreation centre for sports-loving locals.

Initial designs by architects Collins and Turner Architects for the recreation centre at 6-8 Huntley Street, Alexandria propose four indoor multipurpose courts, outdoor practice recreation courts, a fitness space, landscaped public lawn and stylish exterior.

Lord mayor Clover Moore says the new centre will meet local demand for more indoor sports facilities.

“Not only is this space crucial for residents and visitors in this densely populated and busy area, it’s beautifully designed, accessible and environmentally sustainable,” Moore says.

“This sports centre is sure to become another welcoming community hub for the neighbourhood. People will have the opportunity to compete in local sports competitions year-round, attend regular fitness programs or simply relax under the trees on the generous lawn.”

The proposed concept design includes multipurpose courts to cater for basketball, netball, futsal, volleyball, gymnastics and badminton.

Other features include seating for spectators, reception and administration areas, a kiosk and change rooms.

Outside, the design proposes flexible courts for practice sessions while the generous landscaped forecourt at the front of the building is a place to relax. Bike parking will also be available.

The Huntley Street recreation centre has been designed with environmental sustainability in mind. Solar panels will cover the entire rooftop to generate power for the facility and opportunities for natural lighting and ventilation have been identified. Rain water will also be collected, stored and reused on the site.

Close to densely populated residential and commercial areas, the site is about 15 minutes’ walk from Green Square and St Peters train stations, near the Bourke Road cycleway and accessible by bus.

The City acquired the site in 2018 and Collins and Turner Architects worked on the design from early 2020.

Current designs will now be further developed before a development application is lodged.

Once approved, construction is expected to get underway in 2022.
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This is the key paragraph for Green Square:
"The government’s South East Sydney Transport Strategy indicates the Sydney Metro West would be extended from Green Square in the inner-east to Malabar or La Perouse, with stations at Randwick and Maroubra."
Green Square, i.e., Zetland metro station seems to be part of the Metro CBD-Westmead plan as has been mooted before. It is from the Zetland station that the line to Malabar/La Perouse would extend.
The station cannot be called Green Square as that name is already in use on the Airport Line but you never know the wonders of bureaucracy.
Also, as posted before, the Zetland station is likely to be between Joynton Avenue and Link Road, essentially under Gunyama Park where soundings were being undertaken a year or more ago.
 

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You never know. We might just make it to see the CBD-Westmead with its extension to Zetland if we hang on for a bit longer, but the extension to Malabar, etc, in 2041 and 2056? Not gonna happen for me. I'll be floating in the wind.
Still, 'they' have got to plan ahead.
 

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I’m choosing to be optimistic- if Zetland now has only just about half of the projected population forecasted to live there, given the pace of development, the sheer pressure on public transport corridors would make the Zetland station a very high priority.....
 

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Very interesting views, not your usual shots. Taken from FORM and shows the density of the area.

OK to pinch for local consumption? b
 

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^^ Indeed from FORM :) No problem, feel free to use them as you wish!
 
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Making the international architecture media...a little slow as it was completed 2017, but good pix and technical information.


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    Double facade construction
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    Art Storage Facility
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Located in Sydney, Australia, Dangrove Art Space is an art storage facility that is integrated with curatorial, conservation, research, library, workshop, administration, exhibition, and performance spaces along with other related functions.
The building combines pragmatic and technical art storage requirements with an elegant sequence of spaces created from a combination of beautiful and robust materials. The building is over two levels and is approximately 10,500m2. The ground floor serves the main operational functions of the facility with delivery, security, specialized storage facilities, and workshops. The light-filled upper floor is the 'front of house' with reception, administration, research, library, conservation, a sculpture courtyard, and two large art evaluation spaces.
One of the large art evaluation spaces on the upper floor is referred to as 'The Great Hall'. This is a grand space for art to be temporarily displayed, evaluated, and curated and is also used for performances including theatre and music. The Great Hall is lit with a soft, even light that floods through a double facade comprised of polycarbonate cladding from Rodeca. The twin-wall construction uses PC 2560-12 translucent building elements from Rodeca with Opal to the exterior face and a Duo-Color Crystal-Opal on the interior. The neutral color selections and textures in the building were chosen to enhance the experience of viewing the art collection.
The brief for the Dangar Art Space required a low carbon footprint, to be designed for a minimum 100-year life, for waste minimization and low net energy use. The large sloping roof over The Great Hall hosts an impressive photovoltaic system to augment the high energy demands of the museum standard art storage facility. The thermal mass of the primary concrete structure stabilizes indoor climate conditions while the abundance of natural light on the upper floors reduces energy demands.
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Year:2017
Architect:Tzannes
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