The Sydney Fish Market hopes to become the Australian city’s latest icon
AS PART of an accelerated planning programme to boost the New South Wales economy post-pandemic, the new Sydney Fish Market has been given the green light.
Turner & Townsend has been selected to oversee project management for the development, explaining their hopes to turn the site into “Sydney’s next icon” with world-class visitor amenities.
The 30,000 square metre, four-storey complex will house specialty food retailers, restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as ample open public space.
Above and Below: The Sydney Fish Market has been envisioned as a major public and cultural destination (image courtesy of 3XN).
All in all, it will be the largest fish market in the southern hemisphere.
Designed by Danish-based architecture studio 3XN in collaboration with BVN and landscape architect Aspect Studios, the project is part of a larger regeneration of Blackwattle Bay.
The scheme will establish a new public connection to the waterfront and transform an 8.4 hectare site into a mixed-use destination.
Above and Below: The Sydney Fish Market has been envisioned as a major public and cultural destination ( image courtesy of 3XN).
The development is expected to more than double the number of visitors to the area - from three million to six million - over the next ten years.
The design of the fish market has drawn inspiration from traditional market archetypes that have appeared throughout history.
It will include both indoor and outdoor functionalities while keeping the intimacy of open-air stalls under a single sweeping roof.
Header image courtesy of 3XN.