Westfield Sydney, Sydney CBD
The jewel in Westfield’s globally recognised crown, Westfield City is the $860 million result of imagination and pragmatism. As the urban design advisors, Dickson Rothschild worked with a consortium of specialists, securing Stage One and Two DA approvals which integrate existing and new built form around the iconic centrepoint tower. The result was 93,000sqm of retail space, the redesign of the existing ATO building, a new commercial tower, three expansive retail food courts, underground parking and efficient servicing areas, all stitched together by complex yet rational pedestrian circulation network. DR was particularly instrumental in consultation and collaboration with Council using rigorous urban design analysis to justify additional built form, respond to the existing historic context, ensure pedestrian amenity, reimagine the pedestrian circulation network including private arcades, skyways, pedestrian malls and urban footpaths and to achieve double height awnings which have set a new direction for retailing in the city centre.