Northrop win Lindfield Village Green design comp

JMD Design and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects together with Northrop have been selected as the winner of the Lindfield Village Green competition. 

Ku-ring-gai Council is seeking to ‘Activate Lindfield’ by making it a more welcoming, functional and comfortable place for the community. The catalyst project for this activation is Lindfield Village Green. 

The project aims to convert a stark and obtrusive car park into a unique outdoor space for the community to meet, play and relax.

Lindfield Village Green will feature:

·         2700m2 Public open space

·         Up to 200 underground car parking spaces

·         A pavilion building

·         Streetscape improvements

·         Climate change adaptation initiatives to allow passive warming in winter, cooling in summer

·         Integrated Water Management measures to reuse and treat rainwater

·         Allow for flexible activation of the site to allow events and markets that could operate day and night

Council undertook a design competition inviting three short-listed teams to submit. JMD Design and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects together with Northrop have been selected as the winner of the Lindfield Village Green competition.

During the competition stage a project budget of $20 million was nominated. 

Architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and JMD Design produced an exciting entry that captured the essence of a village green by distilling the character of the Lindfield’s gardens in the surrounding streets.  Their design also reinterpreted the heritage ornamental patterns found in the architecture of Lindfield’s buildings. 

Northrop supported these skilled designers by providing engineering concepts to support their vision.  Our Mechanical engineers devised an underground passive heat exchange system to condition the air in the Green. Our Structural engineers provided key pier designs to minimise the footprint of the building foundations.  And our Water & Environment specialists developed green infrastructure solutions for managing rainwater and stormwater. 

In announcing the winning entry of the design competition, Council noted positively the TZG/JMD design which was costed under the project budget. Northrop’s design input was critical to shoring up this costing.

The Lindfield Village Green project will create an open green community space which aims to inject new life into the heart of Lindfield.   

Lindfield Village Green will have openness and space for social and recreation activities; improved accessibility and walkability; aesthetics that reflect the character of Lindfield; clean and welcoming public places for residents and visitors; and new streetscapes including paving, furniture and street trees.

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