Tonkin Zulaikha has been appointed Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) to design the $139 million redevelopment of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.
TZG was appointed through a selected tender process and will coordinate design across the precinct.
The redevelopment centres around two piers in Walsh Bay. Pier 4/5 will be redeveloped with upgraded spaces for the Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Theatre for Young People and Bangarra Dance Company. Pier 2/3, the last undeveloped pier in Walsh Bay, will be transformed into a new 450-seat auditorium for the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
A new waterfront square will be created between Pier 4/5 and Pier 2/3 with steps leading down to the water. The square will work in tandem with a floating stage supported by sliding bridges, connecting the two wharves, which will turn the waterfront into a performance space. During performances and special events, the bridges and stage can be moved to suit a range of performance needs.