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An international architecture design competition for two new landmark commercial towers establishing Parramatta as Sydney’s ‘ideas city’ has been launched by Parramatta City Council.


October 1st, 2013

The towers, 200 and 220 metres in height with a total floor space of 120,000 square metres, will form Stages 5 and 6 of the visionary three hectare Parramatta Square project.

“Parramatta City has developed as a sophisticated commercial office market, being the third largest suburban office market in Australia, with growth of around 2.5 per cent annually since 2000,” explains Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr John Chedid. “It’s imperative that Stages 5 and 6 of Parramatta Square offer state-of-the-art, benchmark real estate for existing and future tenants and that they complement all other stages of this important project. This international design competition, which we’re hoping will attract award-winning architects internationally, will deliver that outcome.”

The design competition will be undertaken in two stages. An open Architectural Concept Competition will require architects to deliver a concept, a statement of design philosophy and approach, and a capability statement and project team.

An independent jury panel will then nominate four architecture practices or teams to participate in an invitation-only Design Excellence Competition. Each of the four teams will receive $30,000 after submitting a complying Design Excellence Competition entry.

The Parramatta Square competition opened for entries on Monday 30th September and will close on Friday 25th October.

Those teams invited to participate in the Design Excellence Competition will be notified by 11th November, with submissions due by 6th December. Council will announce the winning design later that month.

Parramatta Square Design Competition


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