Situated on the land of both Gadigal and Wangal clans of the Dharug language group, three landscaped monoliths take ground above a new parkland on the edge of Rozelle Bay.
The area that was once bursting with vibrant ecosystems has transformed over millennia; previously mudflats and mangrove forests, more recently characterised by industrialised maritime and rail use. This integrated landscaped artwork looks to this history and the continued stories of this unique place.
Modulated zinc panelling and twisting steel structure references the turbulent air flow of the facility and projected spatial movements by inhabitants of the vast subterranean road network below. Enveloping the towers, this living system extends as bridge forms above pedestrians and cyclists, whilst biophilic green-wall modules further integrate the structures into the parklands and transform this vast infrastructure into a habitat for urban biodiversity.
Studio Chris Fox is developing a landmark urban artwork, interweaving between the Rozelle Interchange ventilation towers.
Studio Chris Fox Project Team:
Chris Fox, Tommaso Pagani, Simon Giang, Srujan Vichare, Yuxiao Wang,
Justin van Ryneveld, Gabriele Ulacco
Commissioned by John Holland, CPB Contractors Joint Venture (JHCPB)
For Transport for NSW Westconnex
Engineered by Bollinger+Grohmann
Shop Drawings by Studio Chris Fox with bim.GROUP
Green Walls by Junglefy
Zinc Modules CASA + DSI Facades
Steel Fabrication by TSS Engineering
Rozelle Interchange overall project:
Landscape Design Hassell
Urban Design Studio Colin Polwarth + Willow,
Engineering WSP Arcadis
Renders by Studio Chris Fox
Construction Drawings by Studio Chris Fox
FEA Drawings by Bollinger+Grohmann
City Landscape Render by Hassell
Site Photography by Josh Raymond