Chinese Gardens Amenities

Darling Harbour, NSW

The amenities upgrade and new courtyard for the Chinese Gardens of Friendship in Darling Harbour are inspired by the colours, texture and spatial qualities of the existing gardens. Effects of layering material, light, and abstracted decaying leaf patterns are utilised to integrate new layers of infrastructure to extend the life of the gardens, designed as a bicentennial gift to Sydney from the her sister city of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.