Future Project of the Year 2017 imagines Sydney fish market as "a new important public space"

Allen Jack + Cottier’s proposal for a new fish market in Sydney, recently named Future Project of the Year, aimed to “regenerate a whole section of the city”, according to architect Michael Heenan.

Australian firm Allen Jack + Cottier designed Sydney Fish Markets as a public square on the harbourside, with a marketplace at its centre. Intended to replace the existing market, it features a reflective, 300-metre-long canopy.

The project won the Future Project of the Year 2017 award at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin last month.

In this movie filmed by Dezeen, studio principal Michael Heenan says the aim was to transform an “overcrowded, dangerous, odorous and dilapidated” area into a destination known for high-quality food production.

“The new Sydney Fishmarkets is a filigree, floating canopy that’s about 300 metres long and 150 metres wide, floating over a new important public space, and a marketplace sits within it,” he says.

“It’s a critical building to regenerate a whole section of the city, to bring us on to the map as a young fresh food city and to see us as a place where we can produce the cleanest, freshest food in the world.”

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