History and Design

Discover some of the stories behind the new city precinct at The Streets of Barangaroo through the videos below

1. Architecture and Building Design

Hosted by Fenella Kernebone, this video features the principal architects and designers of Barangaroo South discussing their vision for the new city precinct. Key interviews include Lord Richard Rogers and Principal Architect Ivan Harbour of London's Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, along with Australian architect Andrew Andersons of PTW Architects and former Managing Director of the Barangaroo South project, Andrew Wilson.


2. Public Domain Design

Hosted by Fenella Kernebone, this video features the principal architects and designers of Barangaroo South discussing the ideas that contributed to the design of the public domain at The Streets of Barangaroo, including the waterfront promenade, the streets, laneways and public parks. Key interviews include Principal Architect Ivan Harbour of London's Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, along with Australian landscape architects Sacha Coles and Roger Jazprizza, Lighting Architect Mark Major, and Annie Tennant and Stewart Verity of Lendlease.



3. History: The Spirit of Barangaroo 

Discover the story of Barangaroo, the Cammeraygal woman after whom the precinct takes its name. Barangaroo's legacy resonates in the local Aboriginal community today. This oral history of her contribution is told by influential contemporary Aboriginal women living and working in Sydney who are inspired and influenced by Barangaroo.



4. Public Art: Esme Timbery and Jonathan Jones

Shell wall 2015 is the first of seven public artworks commissioned at Barangaroo, and is a collaboration between Bidjigal elder and senior artist Esme Timbery and Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones. The two have known each other for 15 years, and this short video shares the story behind the artwork.



5. Barangaroo: Celebrating The Past

Before major construction started on the Barangaroo South site - the commercial, residential and retail precinct that's now home to The Streets - a team of archaeologists from Casey & Lowe studied the maritime heritage of the site.