Glebe Island has long been functioned as a working waterfront for numerous decades and its is still one the remaining industrial waterfront in Sydney. Through the time, its neighbour Pyrmont used to be a rail yard and an industrial waterfront as well, but as the values and needs of the people and environment have changed, it has been gentrified with its former industrial site transformed into a public domain, where we want to visit and spend our time in. NSW government announced Bays West Strategy to shift Glebe Island into a dynamic place where people can visit while preserving its industrial heritage, starting with Bays Metro station which is planned to be opened in 2030. ‘Suture & Mend’ takes the new metro station as a catalyst for improving the Bay’s Precinct within its greater context. My strategy seeks to reopen the Glebe Island Bridge and link to the metro station and connecting Balmain, Pyrmont and Rozelle. Through phased timeline strategy, my project will convert the roads to public domain, heal the contaminated site, introducing new vegetation community, developing habitat for a client species and a public domain where the visitors can have a sense of journey to the metro station in each ‘room’. The strategy and design will have a multifunctional approach which contains T.O.D (Transit Oriented Design), promoting biodiversity and mitigating climate issues including sea level
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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia, as the traditional custodians of our lands, waters and seas. We recognise their ability to care for Country and their deep spiritual connection with Country. We honour Elders past and present whose knowledge and wisdom ensure the continuation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.