Andrew Michler

Sydney Transforms Waterworks Ruins into Incredible Public Park

by , 08/03/10

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The original water works was completed in 1878, but it was decommissioned after only 20 years due to low pressure and brackish water. And there it sat, occasionally changing hands until a service station had to abandon the building after a roof collapsed. When TZG Architects collaborated with JMD Designs to turn the space into a public park, they realized the ruins could provide a unique and valuable historic reference for the residents of the city.

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