Green Square

For the first time in over 100 years, the City of Sydney is building a new town centre.

A new town center for Green Square is one step closer after the City of Sydney signed a contract with engineering and infrastructure firm John Holland for construction of the Green Square Library and Plaza.

The ambitious $47 million project includes a modern civic plaza with lawn and waterplay area for children and an underground library with open-air garden and amphitheatre.

When complete, Green Square will be home to up to 61,000 residents and provide around 21,000 jobs. The new library and plaza will enhance livability for the local community and entice visitors to Green Square.

Through sustainable design and construction, the project will target a 5-star design and operational rating under the Green Building Council of Australia’s public buildings category.

More than 160 architects from around the world submitted designs for the library and plaza in a 2012 design competition. The winning design was created by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart Architects.