Shepherd's Bay Design Excellence Competition

On a corner site bounded by a major road in Sydney’s west, this mixed-use development forms a new urban landmark along the Parramatta River. Designed in collaboration with Architectus as part of a Design Excellence Competition invitation, the scheme reads as an unfolding form with clearly articulated structures from base to top.


Client Holdmark Pty Ltd
Location Ryde, NSW - Traditional Custodians: Wallumede Peoples
Completion 2015

Our Team

Shaun Carter
Nuala Collins
David Parsons
Thu Zaw
Architectus Ray Brown
Architectus Michael Harrison
Architectus Brendan Randles
Architectus Darrin Rodrigues


Design & Visualisations Architectus
Visualisations Doug & Wolf

As part of the masterplanned Shepherd’s Bay precinct redevelopment, the building is comprised of a residential tower with 215 residences, a two-level retail podium, and a four-level car-parking basement.

Designed predominately in off-form concrete, it uses subtle variations in massing and materiality to distinguish the different building uses.

The raised podium courtyard and verandah address the quieter western edge of the site, with retail and a through-site to the riverbank bringing community activation.

Resident amenities include a swimming pool and a variety of communal rooftop spaces for gardening and recreational gatherings.

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