Sydney Civic and Creative Center by Kengo Kuma

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Sydney Civic and Creative Center by Kengo Kuma

Sydney is getting a new civic and creative center, designed by architect Kengo Kuma as a circular building covered in spirals of wood.The 30-meter-tall structure will rise six stories and provide space for a ground-floor market hall, library space, makerspace, childcare center, additional program for start-ups, and a rooftop restaurant with views of Tumbalong Park, the Chinese Gardens and Cockle Bay.

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“Our aim is to achieve architecture that is an open and tangible as possible to the community, and this is reflected in the circular geometry that creates a building that is accessible and recognizable from multiple directions,” said Kuma.

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“The wooden screen wraps the exterior of the building in a dynamic and exciting manner, a historical reference to Darling Harbour originally being a hive of business activity and a focal point as a market exchange.”

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