2 July 2013 — Surry Hills-based firm Collins and Turner has been selected to design a restaurant and bar building on the waterfront promenade at Barangaroo South.

The low rise harbourside building will feature visually striking bamboo cladding, a spectacular rooftop terrace and extensive outdoor dining are among the key features.

Lend Lease’s Barangaroo South managing director Andrew Wilson said Collins and Turner submitted “an exciting, stylish concept that makes a strong visual statement and confidently holds its own among the other world-class designs at Barangaroo”.

“We were also impressed that Collins and Turner ensured the restaurant and bar customers will be able to thoroughly enjoy the vibrancy and the views of the Sydney Harbour waterfront.”

The judging panel comprised Lend Lease team members, a Barangaroo Delivery Authority representative and Ivan Harbour from Barangaroo South master planners Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners.

Prior to establishing their practice in 2002, Penny Collins and Huw Turner each worked internationally.

The judges also commended Darlinghurst firm Scale Architecture for its “delightful proposal” involving two connected timber table forms which create a floating rectilinear space.

Because of the quality of the Scale proposal, the panel recommended that the firm and its director Matt Chan be offered an opportunity to work on public realm elements at Barangaroo.